Concussion

Concussion is a brain injury causing a temporary loss of consciousness. The usual cause is a brain or head injury, such as a blunt force injury, blow to the head, or a fall. Loss of consciousness is usually temporary, otherwise there is an immediate medical emergency. Typical symptoms after consciousness ...

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Introduction: Concussion

A concussion is a type of brain injury. It's the most minor form. Technically, a concussion is a short loss of normal brain function in response to a head injury. But people often use it to describe any minor injury ...1

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Symptoms of Concussion

Common symptoms include nausea, headache, confusion, dizziness and memory problems. Loss of consciousness occurs in about 1 in 10 concussions. A person with a concussion might have trouble answering basic questions and move in an awkward, clumsy way. ...Source: NIH ...2

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Complications of Concussion

“Although concussions are considered to be a mild brain injury, they need to be taken seriously. They should not be treated as minor injuries that quickly resolve,” says Dr. Beth Ansel, an expert on rehabilitation research at NIH. With proper ...3

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Causes of Concussion

These injuries can be caused by falls, car crashes or recreational activities like bike riding, skateboarding, skiing or even playing at the playground. More than half of concussions occur in children—often when playing organized sports such as football and ...4

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Causes List for Concussion

Some possible causes of Concussion or similar disorders may include:5

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Diagnosis of Concussion

“A concussion isn’t visible from the outside, and you can’t see it with standard imaging tools like MRI and CAT scans,” says Dr. Christopher Giza, a pediatric brain specialist at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Instead we ...6

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Treatments: Concussion

Treatment for Mild TBI: Mild TBI, sometimes called concussion, may not require specific treatment other than rest. However, it is very important to follow a health care provider's instructions for complete rest and gradual return to normal activities after a ...7

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Prevention of Concussion

Studies have found that the risk for a second injury is greatest in the 10 days following an initial concussion. If you suspect that someone has a concussion, make sure they stop whatever activity they’re doing, especially if they ...8

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Research for Concussion

Insights into Brain Injury Scientists have uncovered new details about what happens in the brain after a concussion. The findings point to possible ways to reduce the harmful effects of these injuries. NIH researchers have been studying people who suffered ...9

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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ concussion.html
  2. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ may2013/ feature1
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ may2013/ feature1
  7. Source: NICHD (NIH): nichd.nih.gov/ health/ topics/ tbi/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ treatment.aspx
  8. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ may2013/ feature1
  9. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ jan2014/ capsule1

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