Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) that can damage brain tissue and change the chemical balance of the brain.
Concussion may cause physical, mental and emotional symptoms and problems, both short term and long term.
Every concussion is considered a serious injury by health care providers.
Causes of concussions
Car accidents (head impact, or whiplash)
Work accidents (falls, head trauma)
Playground accidents (falling from a slide or swing)
Sport injury to the head or neck
Any type of fall or direct blow to the head, face or neck
Violent events (physical abuse which the head is shaken, being too close to an explosion)