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Mark Christensen, MD

Dr. Christensen is an Emergency Medicine Director with Alteon Health, Director and Chair of Emergency Medicine at Cullman Regional Medical Center Regional Director and Fellowship Director for North Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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By Mark Christensen, MD
on April 13, 2021
It is well documented in the literature that early diagnosis and intervention of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) can lead to shorter recovery time.1 While mTBI/concussion is not life threatening and the majority (70–80%) of children with mTBI recover within one to three months without difficulty, some have persistent concussion symptoms lasting longer than three months,2 which may affect academic, cognitive and emotional functioning.3