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Concussion Information

Concussion by definition means to shake violently. A concussion can occur from any blow to the head, neck, jaw, face, or body that forcibly moves the brain within the skull. Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) is defined as experiencing two concussions within a short period of time. Second Impact syndrome can lead to severe and prolonged symptoms, brainstem herniation, and in rare cases death. Accurate symptom assessment, reporting, and excellent clinical monitoring and management is key to prevention of SIS.

Symptoms of Concussion:

  • Headache
  • Memory loss
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Feeling slow
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Heavy head or “mentally foggy”
  • Irritability or mood changes
  • Difficulty in sleep patterns
  • Fatigue or exhaustion
  • Sleeping more or less than usual
  • Inability to concentrate or focus
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