Concussion Assessments - Premier Pediatric Urgent Care Provider in Texas - Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care

Concussion Assessments

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Concussion Assessments - Premier Pediatric Urgent Care Provider in Texas - Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care

Concussions in children can have long-lasting effects on their physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. It is crucial to identify and treat concussions promptly to prevent further injury and complications. However, diagnosing concussions in children can be challenging, as they may not always exhibit obvious symptoms or may have difficulty articulating their experiences.

Our concussion assessment services are designed to address the complex nature of concussions in a child and provide a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s condition. We understand that concussions can have a wide range of symptoms and effects, and our goal is to accurately assess and diagnose symptoms of a concussion in a child to ensure proper treatment and support.

We can monitor and address any potential complications or lingering symptoms, such as headaches, dizziness, or cognitive difficulties. We can also provide guidance on when it is safe for the child to return to physical activities, preventing further injury.

At Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care, we are proud to offer concussion assessments with Oculogica’s EyeBOX. For children 5 years old and up, this four minute test tracks your child’s eye movements to determine whether or not they have a concussion. This test will be accompanied by one of our pediatric specialists examination to confirm the diagnosis.

This tool will be offered at select Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care locations. You can be seen for an EyeBOX assessment at the following locations:

Be seen at Little Spurs if:

  • Nausea
  • Mild vomiting
  • Mild headache

Go to the emergency room if:

  • Uncontrolled vomiting
  • Worsening headache
  • Prolonged unconsciousness

What is Eyebox?

Eyebox is a revolutionary eye-tracking system that can quickly and accurately diagnose concussions and other head injuries.

  • The system works by tracking the movements of a patient’s eyes as they watch a series of images on a screen. Based on the data collected, Eyebox can identify any abnormal eye movements that may indicate a head injury.
  • One of the key benefits of Eyebox technology is that it is non-invasive and easy to use.
  • The test takes only a few minutes to complete and does not require any special preparation or equipment.
  • This makes it an ideal tool for use in urgent care facilities, where time is often of the essence.

Why Eyebox is More Accurate?

Sometimes when a kid gets a bump on the head, it’s hard to tell if they have a concussion due to the often delayed onset of symptoms following head trauma.  This can make it tricky for doctors to figure out what’s wrong and how to help the child get better.

Now, there’s a special test called the EyeBOX that can help doctors find out if a child has a concussion. This simple, non-invasion test scrutinizes a patient’s eye movements to facilitate the prompt diagnosis of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The EyeBOX test is a better way to check for concussions in kids because it’s quick, doesn’t need any previous information, and helps doctors be sure about what’s going on in the child’s head.

FAQs
About Concussion Assessments

Anyone between the ages of 5-21 years old can have an EyeBOX test done at Little Spurs.

In addition to your normal urgent care visit co-pay or deductible, the EyeBOX will be offered at a private pay rate of $40, as this test is not currently covered by insurance. If you return within 30 days, any additional EyeBOX test will be $20.

YES! The EyeBOX tool helps to support and confirm a concussion diagnosis, but it does not replace head-to-toe assessment by a licensed practitioner.

For the EyeBOX test, the results are either positive, negative, or undetermined. The test will also be accompanied and supported by a clinical assessment by one of our providers to help interpret the results.

Yes, head injuries can cause fever. We recommend a concussion assessment by a professional. That way a treatment plan can be designed to address the patients needs.

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