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Sports Injury Specialist

Yassi Zarrin, Psy.D.

Neuropsychological Testing, Cognitive Rehabilitation and Psychotherapy located in Beverly Hills, CA & Tarzana, CA

Head trauma, or a concussion, is a common sports-related injury you might experience during your lifetime. At the first sign of a sports injury, see board-certified psychologist Yassi Zarrin, PsyD, and her highly trained team for an assessment at Novoneuro, Inc. in Beverly Hills, California, and across Los Angeles in Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Gardena, and Orange. Doing so gives you the best chance of making a full recovery. Schedule a neuropsychological evaluation with Dr. Zarrin over the phone or online today.

Sports Injury

What is a sports injury?

If you play sports, especially contact sports, injuries are common. You might experience a concussion because of a severe blow to your head, and if you don’t receive proper treatment, serious or life-threatening complications can arise. See Dr. Zarrin and her team at the first sign of a traumatic brain injury.

What are the symptoms of a concussion?

You may experience some of the following symptoms with a concussion:

  • Drowsiness or sleeping more than usual
  • Headaches or neck pain
  • Dizziness or confusion
  • Behavioral changes
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Numbness or weakness
  • Decreased coordination
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Fluid draining from your ears

If you have a concussion, you might not notice symptoms right away. They can appear several days or even weeks after a traumatic brain injury.

How does my provider diagnose a sports injury?

To diagnose a concussion, Dr. Zarrin and her team evaluate your symptoms and review your medical history. She completes a neurological examination and cognitive testing and might recommend imaging procedures like CT scans or MRIs.

The Novoneuro, Inc. team checks your vision, hearing, balance, coordination, reflexes, strength, and sensation. They evaluate your memory, concentration, and ability to recall information to develop a treatment plan that’s most appropriate for your unique needs.

What are my concussion treatment options?

To give you the best outcome for healing and recovery, Dr. Zarrin personalizes concussion treatment plans based on the severity of your traumatic brain injury. Physical and mental rest allows your brain to heal itself over time.

Most people can fully recover from a concussion with proper rest. Limit physical activity, including playing sports and exercising, until Dr. Zarrin gives you the okay. Avoid bright lights and mentally stimulating activities, such as studying, playing video games, and working at a computer. Mild concussions have fewer restrictions than severe traumatic brain injuries.

Dr. Zarrin and her team can refer to specialists as needed to optimize your recovery and prevent long-lasting complications.

Don’t let a concussion or other sports injury go undetected and untreated. Schedule a neuropsychological evaluation with specialists at Novoneuro, Inc. by phone or book an appointment online today.