What is a con­cus­sion?

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A con­cus­sion is a brain in­jury that:

• Is caused by a blow to the head or body.

• Can range from mild to se­vere.

• Can be dif­fer­ent for each per­son.

• Can hap­pen even if you don’t lose con­scious­ness.

The brain is sur­rounded by a fluid and pro­tec­tive mem­branes called meninges. A con­cus­sion hap­pens when this pro­tec­tion isn’t enough to stop the brain from push­ing against the in­side of the skull.

The parts of the brain, dur­ing a hit, can also move at dif­fer­ent speeds, caus­ing dam­age to the nerve tis­sue.

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