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A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way it normally works and is typically caused by some trauma either directly or indirectly to the brain.
An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million athletes annually suffer concussions, according to the Brain Injury Research Institute. Leading causes of concussions include:
Unfortunately, concussions are often overlooked because the signs and symptoms may not appear immediately. Even when they do appear, symptoms can be subtle and easily dismissed.
Concussions are caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.
Signs you may observe in your child is that he or she:
Your child tells you he or she:
Danger signs to be on the lookout for include:
Go to the emergency room immediately if your child:
Very young children often bump and bruise themselves. They may not be able to tell you how they are feeling so it’s important to know that even mild bumps to the head can sometimes be serious enough to require a visit to the doctor or emergency room.
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Things you can do to help your child include:
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published August 10, 2016. It was reviewed on September 14, 2022 and updated for content and accuracy.