What is a concussion?
A concussion is a brain injury caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body. This is the least serious traumatic brain/ head injury, but concussions can cause serious symptoms that require medical treatment. Symptoms may include headache, confusion, lack of coordination, memory loss, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, ringing in the ears, sleepiness, and excessive fatigue.
Impact of Shaking or Jerking on the Brain
Symptoms of Concussion
In 2015, 25% of football players reported having a concussion or concussion-like symptoms.