What are the facts about concussions?
Concussion Facts According to CDC estimates, 1.6-3.8 m sports and recreation related concussions occur each year in the U.S. 10% of all contact sport athletes sustain concussions yearly. Brain injuries cause more deaths than any other sports injury. In football, brain injuries account for 65% to 95% of all fatalities.
What concussion means?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.
What are 5 interesting facts about concussions?
1 in 5 high school athletes will get a concussion.
What causes a concussion?
A bump, blow, or jolt to the head can cause a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth.
What causes concussion?
Causes. Concussions can be caused by direct trauma to the head, such as from falling, getting hit or being in an accident. They can also occur as a result of rapid acceleration-deceleration of the head, such as in whiplash injuries or blast injuries, like in a war zone.
What determines a concussion?
Brain imaging may determine whether the injury is severe and has caused bleeding or swelling in the skull. A cranial computerized tomography (CT) scan is the standard test in adults to assess the brain right after injury. A CT scan uses a series of X-rays to obtain cross-sectional images of your skull and brain.
How long can a concussion last?
Concussion recovery and treatment. Approximately 80 percent of concussions resolve over seven to 14 days, with an average of 10 days. People with concussions should never return to sports or other physical activity sooner than one week from sustaining the injury.
Can a concussion cause permanent personality change?
There are so many reasons why post-concussion patients avoid social outings. The good news is that none of them involve permanent personality trait changes.