Concussions are the number one form of a Traumatic Brain Injury. According to the CDC, 4 to 5 million concussions occur annually, with rising numbers among middle school athletes. 90% of most diagnosed concussions do not involve a loss of consciousness.
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According the Center for Disease Control - The CDC, 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.
More information and training programs on concussions can be found on our website provided by the CDC.
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Although there are several forms of TBI's, the most common form of a TBI that is relevant to adolescents and the one we see most in the news is a concussion. A concussion is a brain injury and a subset of a Traumatic Brain Injury. Although common, that does not mean it should not be taken seriously. Below is a video published by Clifford Robbins which is an excellent overview of "How Concussions Work". For more information on How Concussions Work and additional resources, click here.