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Professional Athletes Concussion Program Patient Stories

Amanda: Concussion

Amanda Kessel

When Amanda Kessel first came to us for care, she'd already been suffering from concussion symptoms for over a year. Read her story to learn more about the importance of proper, customized treatment from the start.

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Brian: Concussion

Brian Roberts

After sustaining back-to-back concussions, Brian Roberts feared he may have to retire from pro baseball at the age of 33. But when he found the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, he was able to learn a lot about himself and his injuries. Learn how Brian made a full recovery from his concussion and returned to the major league.

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Dale: Concussion

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. suffered crippling concussion symptoms over many years of racing-related head injuries and reached out for help. His doctor referred him to our program, where we helped Dale find hope with a customized treatment plan to help him recover.

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David: Concussion

David Ross

After many foul tips to the head, David Ross needed to seek treatment for dizziness, headaches, and mood changes. UPMC's tailored treatment plan let him play an active role in his recovery, getting him back to the game he loves. Learn more about David's journey at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program.

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John: Concussion

John Jaso

After years of foul tips to his catcher's mask, John Jaso found himself feeling nauseous, foggy, and irritable to light and noise. The UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program taught him how to retrain his vestibular system, making his migraines less frequent. Read more about how Dr. Collins and team walked John through treatment and recovery.

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