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#2 - Concussions / head injuries don’t just happen in sports

We hear about a head injury or a concussion happening in sports all the time. There are a lot of people think that concussion is an injury that only happens in contact sports like football and hockey.

But it’s not! Concussions are much more than a sports injury, they’re a life injury. In fact, the most common cause of concussion are falls. Concussions can happen anywhere: in a car accident, slipping on a patch of ice, or on a playground.

Unfortunately, what this means for you is that there isn’t a guaranteed way to prevent concussions. What you CAN do is get educated on concussion signs and symptoms, so you know how to recognize them. Visit a trained healthcare provider right away if you suspect a concussion in yourself or a loved one.

Ready to learn more about concussion signs and symptoms? Head over to BaselineTesting.com to take a concussion 101 quiz and read a guide to keep you in the know.

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