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What Is A Concussion?

What Is A Concussion?

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Positive Coaching Alliance is proud to share information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on traumatic brain injury prevention and control. See the video above for a visual description of a concussion and below is information they outline for concussions in sports.

Fast Facts
-A concussion is a brain injury and all are serious. -Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness. -Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.

What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.

Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. So, all coaches, parents, and athletes need to learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a concussion occurs.”

To learn more from the CDC on sport concussions, click here.