Rothman Concussion Network


Neurological Exam

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
An assessment of nervous system functioning, including tests of movement and sensation.
Neurological Exam

Neurological assessment after concussion should be performed by a medical professional and include a detailed physical examination to verify cognitive function. Physicians will look at speech, memory and mental status; hearing, sight and smell; as well as basic movements of the head and body through assessment of the following:

  • Coordination
  • Cranial Nerves
  • Gait Testing
  • Higher Functions
  • Motor Examinations
  • Reflex Testing
  • Sensory Examinations

Disfunction in these areas give the physician feedback about potential injury and guide next steps in a clinical exam.


Source: Brazis PW, Masdeu JC, Biller J. Localization in Clinical Neurology. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippencott, Williams & Wilkins; 2004.

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