According to the CDC, there are over 1.5 million sports related concussions sustained in the US per year, leading to an average of 20 days of lost playing time per episode.
A concussion can keep you from doing the things you love due to headaches, as well as problems with memory, balance, vision, and sleep, etc.
Most people with concussions return to normal in 2-4 weeks, but some have problems that last for months, and others go back to playing their sport too quickly, increasing their risk of having another concussion.
What is a Concussion?
A Concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or blow to the body that causes the head to move quickly back and forth.
In order to prevent or limit significant injury to the brain, a concussion must be properly managed. If one is not familiar with the signs and symptoms, a concussion may go untreated, resulting in further injury or serious complications.
Signs and Symptoms
Nausea or vomiting
Sensitivity to light or noise
Behavior or personality changes
Loss of consciousness (even temporarily)
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