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In simple terms, concussion is a disturbance of brain functioning caused by direct or indirect force to the head. You do NOT have to lose consciousness to suffer a concussion, and it can commonly occur outside of sport. The brain can move within the skull, and if a sudden blow or movement occurs, the brain can knock against the skull, causing swelling and sometimes bleeding.  The brain is a highly sensitive structure and even a small insult can cause a variety of neurological symptoms. Concussion generally occurs from a mild blow to the head, either with or without loss of

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A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects the brain functions after a blow or a head trauma. 90% of the time, symptoms resolve spontaneously within 4 weeks. However, it is important to note that in some cases (10%) symptoms may be prolonged. This results in significant and ongoing disability affecting educational, occupational, social and emotional functioning. Post-concussion syndrome occurs when symptoms resulting from a concussion, persist beyond the expected time-frame of recovery.    Post–concussion signs and symptoms: -Headache, dizziness, blurry vision, fatigue, altered noise tolerance, loss of balance  -Irritability, depression, anxiety, emotional lability.  -loss of concentration, memory, or intellectual difficulties, Insomnia    Post–Concussion recommended

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