Concussion Awareness

By Alani Helms

Conussion

The most common brain injury is called a concussion. A concussion is an injury to the brain that affects the functions of your brain. There is no exact cure for a concussion, you can only treat the symptoms.

Symptoms

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Light-headedness
  • Confusion
  • Frustration
  • Sensitive to light
  • Headache

Treatment

There is no specific cure for a concussion, you can only treat the symptoms. The best thing you can do for someone with a concussion is give the brain time to heal, restrict them from activities, and get them checked by a doctor.

How to Prevent it

  1. Always wear protective gear if playing a contact sport or doing something that could easily result in a head injury
  2. Practice good sportsmanship
  3. Examine playing field for uneven areas or holes
  4. Play by the rules
  5. Use proper technique when playing a sport

Concussion / Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)