"A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that can be caused by a bump or a blow to the head. If you suspect that you or your child might have a concussion, it is important to get a diagnosis from a medical professional and seek treatment, even if it means missing school or work. If you don't take time to rest and let your body heal, it will only make the symptoms worse."
Jeffrey R. Bytomski, DO
Osteopathic Family Physician
Duke University Medical Center
Did you know that the following are all among the symptoms of a concussion? Some symptoms may appear immediately after trauma to the head while others can take several days to appear.
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This guide is not intended to substitute the medical opinion or examination of a health care professional and should be interpreted based on the individual needs and symptoms of the patient. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your physician or dial 911.