Do I Have A Concussion?

A concussion is the result of a blow (traumatic biomechanical force)  to head or neck, which causes to the brain to be rocked back and forth inside of the skull. There is transient impairment in brain function, but no damage to brain anatomy.  This leads to an altered state of consciousness or mental awareness (disturbance in normal neurometabolism), which can either be temporary or prolonged.

Fact:  Concussion is one of the most serious and prevalent medical problems at the high school level.

Have you sustained a blow to the head or body which has caused you to suffer some confusion, difficulty remembering events surrounding the incident or you have developed some symptoms following the incident such as headache, dizziness, balance problems, over fatigue, etc. You may have suffered a mild head injury.

Concussion Red Flags

Seek immediate medical help:

  • ANY worsening symptoms
  • Trouble walking/talking
  • Numbness in arms/legs
  • Unusual change in behavior
  • Severe headache
  • Increased confusion
  • Neck pain
  • Cannot be awakened
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Seizure activity
  • Any fainting
  • Poor memory of NEW events