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Mon, Dec 10, 2018 10:21am

Defining Concussions

By Lee Brush, @lrbrush

2018-11-08-Brain

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by mechanical forces to the body or head that transmits to the brain. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination. Some concussions cause you to lose consciousness, but 90% do not.  It is important to identify concussions and provide your brain the proper time to heal.

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