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Spot Signs of Concussion

As children get back into fall sports, be aware of signs and symptoms of mTBI (mild Traumatic Brain Injury).

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth, as in whiplash. Even what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious if it causes a concussion.

Observable signs and symptoms of a concussion:

  • Appears dazed or stunned
  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Moves clumsily
  • Can't recall events
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Concentration or memory problems
  • Mood, personality or behavior change
  • Feeling slowed down

Learn more about Barton's Concussion Management program at bartonorthopedicsandwellness.com/concussion.