A concussion is a form of brain injury caused by a blow to the head. Loss of consciousness sometimes also occurs but concussions can occur without loss of consciousness. Recent studies as well as several high profile professional athletes have called attention to the serious nature of concussions. Even a minor bump on the head can be serious.
Be alert for symptoms that worsen over time. Your child
or teen should be seen in an emergency department right
away if he or she has: