A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth.
- Important to note, that most concussions do NOT involve loss of consciousness.
- Diagnosis is based on symptoms.
- The majority of concussions (80-90%) heal in a short period of time (7-10 days).
- No two concussions are alike. Healing time varies from person to person.
Concussion is considered to be among the most complex injuries in sports medicine to diagnose, assess and manage.