A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. A concussion can also occur by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells. This sudden movement is often called whiplash.
Patients who show or report one or more of the signs and symptoms listed below may have a concussion or more serious brain injury.
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