What is a concussion

What Is A Concussion

A concussion is a form of a mild traumatic brain injury that involves a complex response in the brain. The movement of the brain inside of the skull can affect brain cells, creating a series of chemical changes within the brain. The chemical changes affect the brain’s ability to function normally. We refer to this as a “functional injury” rather than a “structural injury.” A concussion affects the way the brain processes sensory information, emotions, behavior, balance, memory and learning.

How Does A Concussion Occur

Concussions can occur from a blunt force to the head or body, or by a linear or rotational acceleration/deceleration force transmitted to the brain. Not all concussions involve loss of consciousness. Symptoms usually occur quickly, but sometimes can evolve over hours.

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