Concussions

Concussions

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.

Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. So, all coaches, parents, and athletes need to learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a concussion occurs. - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Some of the common symptoms of a concussion include headaches, dizziness, and confusion. Any injury to the head with concussive symptoms should be treated as a potential concussion. Loss of consciousness is not the only sign of a serious concussive injury, it only occurs in 10% of cases

Concussion symptoms can include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • “seeing stars”
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Light or noise sensitivity
  • Fatigue or fogginess
  • Neck pain
  • Visual changes
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Appearing or feeling dazed
  • Concentration and memory difficulty

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