Know how to spot the signs of a concussion or traumatic brain injury
Any jolt or blow to the head or body that causes significant impact or motion to the head may cause bruising, bleeding, swelling or shearing to the softer brain as it moves inside the hard structure of the skull. The effect to the brain may result in a traumatic brain injury, or concussion. The blow could occur in a fall, car crash, athletic activity or assault.
Brain injuries in children: What you should know
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Commonly asked questions about concussions and brain injuries
Is there a difference between a concussion and a traumatic brain injury (TBI)?
What are the common symptoms of a concussion?
What causes a concussion?
Does my child need a CT scan if they have a concussion?
Do I need to be a current patient?
My kid wasn’t knocked out on impact, does that mean they don’t have a concussion?
What do I need to tell my child’s pediatrician?
Is it normal for symptoms to occur days after the brain injury?
How long does it take to recover from a concussion?
How can I make sure that my child recovers fully from a head injury?
Can my kid sleep after a concussion?
When should I place my kid back into a sport or activity?
How can I make sure my child is able to return to school safely after a concussion?