Do you think you or a loved one has experienced a concussion?
WHAT IS A CONCUSSION? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.
- Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness
- Once you have had a concussion, you have an increased risk for another concussion
- Young children and teens are more likely to get a concussion and take longer to recover than adults