By Jacob Werkmeister My journey with CHOC started on Dec. 18, 2016, when my dad and I were hit by a car. The weeks following the accident were terrifying, and my 18-month rehabilitation process afterward was physically and mentally challenging. Now, I’m doing incredibly well and so is my dad. My dad and I were […]
If your child experiences a concussion, it can be scary to think about the effects on their developing brain. The good news is, more than 85% of concussions heal well if managed properly early on. “Early, appropriate treatment prevents kids from having to come see me as a neurologist,” says Dr. Sharief Taraman, pediatric neurologist […]
After a concussion, the rules for getting back to sports are clear. But do you know return-to-learn guidelines for getting back to class?
Athletes and other adolescents with mild to severe concussions who experience symptoms such as dizziness, feeling unbalanced on their feet, blurred vision or trouble focusing on objects, may be good candidates for at-home visual and vestibular exercises recently designed by experts of the CHOC concussion program. “Concussions are like puzzles, and every one is a […]
Zac McNeese laced up his first pair of hockey skates before his third birthday. By the time he turned 7, his competitive team was traveling all over the country and being coached by former professional players. A series of concussions prematurely ended his time as a nationally ranked hockey player at the age of 14 […]
The CHOC multidisciplinary team of concussion experts can help prevent and treat concussions, as well as help patients ease back in to school and sports. Careful supervision is essential for young persons with concussions, since their brains are still developing. In this episode of CHOC Radio, Dr. Sharief Taraman, a pediatric neurologist, Dr. Jonathan Minor, […]
Dr. Sharief Taraman speaks on the topic of concussions in sports, their long term effects, and how children are particularly vulnerable to serious injury.