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Concussion Facts
   • A concussion is a brain injury
   • All concussions are serious
   • Most concussions DO NOT involve a loss of consciousness
   • A concussion can be caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head
   • Concussions can occur in any sport or activity

Symptoms Of A Concussion
Signs of a concussion can show up right away or take days or weeks to appear. If you or a family member has an injury to the head and you notice any of the symptoms on the list below, call your doctor right away.

Physical Cognitive
• Headache
• Feeling mentally “foggy”
• Nausea
• Feeling slowed down
• Vomiting
• Difficulty concentrating
• Balance problems
• Difficulty remembering
• Dizziness
• Forgetful of recent information or conversations
• Visual problems
• Confused about recent events
• Fatigue
• Answers questions slowly
• Sensitivity to light
• Repeats questions
• Sensitivity to noise
 
• Numbness/Tingling
 
• Dazed or stunned  
   
Emotional Sleep Related
• Irritability • Drowsiness
• Sadness • Sleeping less than usual
• More emotional • Sleeping more than usual
• Nervousness • Trouble falling asleep

An estimated 300,000
sports- and recreation-
related head injuries of
mild to moderate severity
occur in the United States
each year. Most can be
classified as concussions.

- Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention

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