Some Concussion Facts
Symptoms of a concussion can be one or more of the following: haziness, grogginess, impaired motor skills, blurred vision, headache, loss of memory, nausea or vomiting.
- 10 percent of all concussions involve loss of consciousness.
- A human brain is not fully developed until the person is 25 years old.
- 66 percent of teenagers who suffered a concussion did not feel it was serious enough to report the injury to an adult.
- Symptoms of a concussion can occur immediately or up to 48 hours after the incident.
- 456 people suffer a brain injury daily in Canada — this amounts to one person injured every 3 minutes.*
- Most brain injury occur in males aged 16 to 24.
- Brain injury from trauma is the greatest killer under the age of 45; the greatest cause of disability under 44; and kills more children under 20 than all other causes combined.
- Football is the No. 1 sport where concussions have been seen.
- Other sports include soccer, hockey, basketball, rugby, skiing, etc.
- All concussions are SERIOUS. Higher risk sports may possibly experience one or more concussions each year. Being informed can help you take the right steps/precautions when you or someone you know suffers a concussion. Being informed can help you or someone you know return to play sooner rather than later!
- Most occur without loss of consciousness. In addition, a concussion can be caused by violent movement/jarring of the head/neck/whiplash.
- Concussion symptoms DON’T always show up right away.
- Concussions can occur without direct head impact.
- Most concussions occur during regular contact and can be frequent.
- Recognition and proper management of a concussion can help in the recovery and prevention of further injury or even death.
- Brain Injury outnumbers breast cancer, spinal cord injury and HIV/AIDS.
- It may not be possible to completely prevent a concussion from occurring, but steps can be taken to reduce your risk of injury. Prevention can include wearing appropriate equipment and education. Helmets, equipment and mouthguards DO NOT prevent concussions.
More questions? If you think you’ve had a concussion, or are not sure, talk to your doctor, sports medicine doctor and/or team therapist.
Please note: The above list is not exhaustive it is merely a guide and information to possible concussive symptoms/facts. It is important to seek medical attention immediately to receive a diagnosis.
Sports Concussion Myths and Misconceptions
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