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#1 - What is a concussion?

What is a Concussion?

  • Concussions are a traumatic brain injury.
  • Concussions can be caused by falls, car accidents, sports, and other accidents.
  • Concussions look and feel differently for each person that experiences them.
  • Concussion symptoms might include headache, dizziness, nausea, or sleep problems.
  • Most concussions heal normally within three weeks.

Want to have a better handle on what is a concussion? Have you ever had a concussion, or do you know someone that has? Worried about you or your kids getting a concussion? We’re here to help.  Stay tuned for stories, tips, and ways to make sure you’re prepared if you ever get a concussion.

Let’s start by talking about what a concussion is. Concussions are a traumatic brain injury caused by moving forces like a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions feel differently for every person that experiences them. Some may just have a headache for a few days, and then they’re back to normal. 80% of concussions heal normally within a few weeks.

For some, the symptoms can last weeks, months, or even years if not treated properly. Thankfully, doctors are getting better at knowing how to treat concussions as more research comes out.

Concussions can happen to anyone. It’s important that you educate yourself on concussion signs and symptoms. You can also take a baseline test to make sure you get the right treatment if you have a concussion. Learn more about baseline testing here.

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