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What is a Concussion?

Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), commonly known as concussion, is defined as a head injury with a temporary loss of brain function causing a variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms.


Early recognition and treatment of concussion is important to help decrease recovery time and the risk of prolonged symptoms.

THE BASICS

A concussion occurs when the brain collides with the inside of the skull.

 

There is no overt physical evidence of trauma, but the victim may immediately appear to be confused, disorientated, dazed or even experience a brief loss of consciousness.

 

These symptoms often resolve within a brief period of time or may last for days, weeks, months and even years after the incident.

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Clinical experience shows that fatigue becomes a notable factor over time with reports of decreased performance and needing more rest.

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Concussion consequences can vary from mild to severe. Symptoms such as problems with vision, sleep patterns, anxiety, mood, stress, dizziness, unclear thinking, language/speaking issues, pain, and many more.