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refers to a type of traumatic injury to the brain. This injury may be caused by the head hitting an object, being hit by an object or a major jolt and may result in a temporary dysfunction of the brain including loss of consciousness, severe headache and memory, speech and balance impairment. The American Academy of neurology defines a concussion as a "trauma-induced alteration in mental status that may or may not involve loss of consciousness."
What causes a concussion?
Most concussions are the direct result of a fall, sports or a car accident. To get a concussion, you do not have to have direct trauma to the head.
There is no cure for a concussion and healing times vary from patient to patient. However, there are a few ways to treat a concussion:
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