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.