Estimates of sports-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) range from 1.6-3.8 million cases annually in the United States. The term "mTBI" is used interchangeably with concussion. Sports concussions can occur in any gender and any sport and contrary to prior belief, do not need to result in loss of consciousness
A concussion is a brain movement injury that occurs when a person takes a bump or blow to the head or body that causes the brain to move inside the skull.
This video from the CDC illustrates and explains the science behind a concussion and the importance of recovery time for the human brain. View CDC Video via YouTube >
Concussion symptoms may not always be obvious. Some symptoms may appear, or gradually worsen, in the 24-48 hour window after injury.
Experts at our Concussion Clinics use neurological and neuropsychological tests to evaluate young athletes for possible concussions. Most (people) who suffer concussions fully recover within a few weeks and are able to progressively return to regular activities within that time. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment and our approach is focused on individualized assessment and treatment.
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