Brain or Strain Injury? Tough to Tell by Symptoms Alone Medscape Cognitive problems and other patient-reported symptoms after head injury do not distinguish concussion from neck injury, researchers from the State University of New York…
“Doctors cannot reliably distinguish concussion from cervical injury based on symptom reports alone,” John L. Leddy, MD, first author and director of the UB Concussion Management Clinic at SUNY Buffalo, told Medscape Medical News.
“Doctors have to do a careful physical examination to try to distinguish between these two entities. They should consider systematic evaluation of exercise tolerance to help in the differential diagnosis of patients with symptoms after head and/or neck injury,” he advises.