FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The Fort Wayne Neuological Center is responding to increased concern about the dangers of traumatic brain injuries by opening the area's first specialized concussion clinic. Dr. James Stevens tells WOWO News a person can suffer a concussion without ever getting knocked out:
“People classically think that one has to lose consciousness in order to sustain a concussion but in fact, over ninety percent of concussions do not involve loss of consciousness. That's why it's so critical that people who have expertise in this area lay their eyes on the athlete, before they're allowed to return to play.”
The concussion clinics are on alternating Wednesdays at Fort Wayne Neurological Center’s two offices: on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at their West Office on the Lutheran Hospital campus at 7956 W. Jefferson Boulevard (call 260-436-2416 for appointments), and on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at their North Office at Parkview Regional Medical Center (call 260-460-3100 for appointments).