If a person’s symptoms are in any way worrisome after a head injury, they should be seen by a specialist in an emergency department. They should also be watched to ensure their symptoms don’t gradually worsen in the minutes to hours after the injury.
For those with a concussion that doesn't call for immediate medical care, but that have symptoms that don’t go away, they can get treatment for those symptoms through their medical care system by making an appointment with a primary care doctor, general practitioner, or wellness clinic.
Most of the individuals who have a concussion will recover fully with very little in terms of medical care.
James Kelly, MA, MD, FAAN, a neurologist, is one of America’s top experts on treating concussions. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Marcus Institute for Brain Health.