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A concussion is a brain injury. Take it seriously.
- Dizziness or balance problems
- Sensitive to light or noise
- Double or fuzzy vision
- Nausea or vomiting
- Feeling sluggish, hazy, groggy
- Difficulty paying attention & remembering
- Most concussions do not involve loss of consciousness
- Concussions will not show up on CAT scans, MRIs or X-rays
- A concussion is invisible but the symptoms are not
- Some symptoms are visible days or weeks after the injury
- Multiple concussions can cause cumulative and long-lasting life changes
IF YOU SUSPECT A CONCUSSION
- See a doctor
- Physical rest
- Cognitive rest
- * Also keep a calendar of symptoms and report them to the doctor at follow-up visits.
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