CONCUSSION IS A MILD, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
It is important that all concussions are taken seriously and treated appropriately. After a concussion the energy levels of the brain are depleted, and blood flow to the brain is decreased. Signalling between brain cells is disrupted. This leads to the common symptoms of concussion and is also referred to as ‘the sprained brain’.
However, because no symptoms are visible on the outside, it can be missed, and so concussion awareness is very important. Most sporting organisations are pro-active in managing the issue of concussion. However, the more members of the public who are ‘concussion aware’ the better. You may end up being a big help to someone.