As many as 3.8 million concussions occur in the U.S. each year, an estimated 300,000 of which are concussions in sports. Other common concussion causes include falls, auto accidents and assaults. Read more concussion facts.
Post-concussion syndrome is a period of persisting symptoms that can occur for months after a concussive head injury. Athletes suffering these symptoms should not return to play until cleared by a doctor.
When a person sustains a concussion, certain procedures can help recovery, and protect a person from suffering another concussion as they continue to heal. Read more about concussion treatment.
What is TBI?
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, results from a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. TBI can range from mild to severe and can have permanent health consequences.
Signs of a Concussion
Some symptoms of a concussion are common, such as headache and blurred vision, but others can be danger signs. Learn the symptoms in case you or someone you know sustains a head injury.