By: Lindsay Absher

What is a Concussion?

temporary unconsciousness caused by a blow to the head, also used loosely of the aftereffects such as confusion or temporary incapacity


a violent blow to the head or over stretching of the neck muscles


  • Headache or a feeling of pressure in the head
  • Temporary loss of consciousness
  • Confusion or feeling as if in a fog
  • Amnesia surrounding the traumatic event
  • Dizziness or "seeing stars"
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Delayed response to questions
  • Appearing dazed
  • Fatigue
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