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A Quick Test to Help with Concussion Diagnosis

football player runningConcussion protocol is a very crucial part to any program for college football and any other sports. While there are many things that the school is supposed to do, it is also imperative for the athlete and his or her parents to recognize ways to test for a concussion, so it can be properly diagnosed and treated.

One potential test that can help with diagnosing a concussion is the King-Devick test. This is a quick two-minute evaluation that can be used to help identify the potential signs of a concussion quickly. As such, it can help in terms of getting the proper care needed and keep athletes from being put back into harm’s way too quickly.

Testing Eye Movements

Eye movement has long been one of the major components when determining if a concussion is present. There are certain ways the King-Devick test can help with testing eye movement, including evaluating how well the athlete is moving his or her eyes.

What Is Done During the King-Devick Test?

Part of the test requires the injured individual to read single digit numbers out loud for roughly two minutes. As a result, the program tests language function, attention to detail, and any impairments with eye movement.

The King-Devick test is highly sensitive and specific, making its baseline imperative to determining the likelihood of a concussion. For those who may have already suffered injury and the parents of such athletes, this evaluation and a firm understanding of what to look for can help protect from additional problems.

When it comes to detecting concussion, it’s imperative to be completely accurate. Any problems that indicate a concussion should be taken seriously and athletes should be kept from additional harm until they are completely healed.

At Shrader & Associates, we make you and your needs our top priority. Trust that we have your peace of mind and best interests at the forefront of our practice. Our sports injury lawyers work hard to help you get the outcome you need when you need it most.

To speak with our team about your potential needs, call us today at (877) 958-7920.


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