• What is a Concussion?

    A bump, blow, or jolt to the head can cause a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body thatcauses the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Even a "ding,""getting your bell rung," or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the headcan be serious.
    Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness, and symptoms may take hours or even days to fully appear. If your son or daughter reports symptoms of a concussion or if you notice any signs or symptoms of concussion, seek appropriate medical attention immediately.

    Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion

    Appears dazed or stunned

    Is confused about assignment or position

    Forgets an instruction

    Is unsure of game, score, or opponent

    Moves clumsily

    Answers questions slowly

    Loses consciousness (even briefly)

    Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes

    Can’t recall events prior to hit or fall

    Can’t recall events after hit or fall


    Headache or “pressure” in head

    Nausea or vomiting

    Balance problems or dizziness

    Double or blurry vision

    Sensitivity to light

    Sensitivity to noise

    Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy

    Concentration or memory problems


    Just not “feeling right” or is “feeling down”
Last Modified on June 11, 2012