Caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head or body
Depends on severity, usually takes athlete out of play or school. May tell athlete to avoid stimulation and prescribe dark glasses.
Wear properly fitting head protection when playing sports, also mouth guards have been said to prevent Concussions.
- 90% of most diagnosed concussions do not involve a loss of consciousness
- 4 to 5 million concussions occur annually, with rising numbers among middle school athletes
- 33% of all sports concussions happen at practice