A concussion is a potentially serious injury that can occur because of an impact to the head or body. Children with this condition need prompt treatment and ongoing monitoring to ensure proper healing.
What causes a concussion?
A concussion occurs when a patient’s brain moves rapidly in the skull. This can happen after a hit to the head or a hit to the body that causes head movement. The injury damages cells in the brain and in rare cases can cause bleeding inside the brain.
What are the symptoms of a concussion?
Some of the symptoms of a concussion may include:
Headache or pressure in the head
Nausea and vomiting
Ringing in the ears
Light or noise sensitivity
Dizziness or balance difficulties
Temporary loss of consciousness
Fatigue or sleep disturbances
Trouble concentrating or memory loss