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Concussion Fast Facts
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in which the brain is injured by an impact or a sudden change in movement.
Each year in the United States, sports- and recreation-related activities are the cause of between 1.7 and 3 million concussions. About 300,000 concussions annually are attributable to football-related injuries.
Half of all concussions are not reported, and they go untreated. Most concussions, if treated quickly and correctly, do not cause long-term harm.
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It’s been a common misconception that a concussion causes a loss of consciousness, but in fact, most people do not blackout when the concussion occurs.
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Concussion Caregiver Tips
Caregivers can help concussion sufferers by making sure the recovery process goes smoothly and by supporting the doctor’s treatment plan to lessen the severity of symptoms and prevent further injury.
- Make sure the sufferer is able to get plenty of rest. Provide a quiet, stress-free place to rest, and avoid situations that cause lots of noise or activity in the home during recovery.
- Parents of children who’ve had a concussion should enforce a recovery-friendly sleep schedule.