The brain is made up of soft tissue and is cushioned by blood and spinal fluid. When someone gets a blow to the head or his/her head hits something very hard, the brain suddenly shifts inside the skull and can knock against the skulls bony surface. A concussion is a temporary change in the way the brain works when it is suddenly moved or jarred in this way.
Concussions can last a few moments or a person may be unconscious (knocked out or passed out) for a couple of minutes or longer.
Signs of concussion and/or head injury include:
Injuries happen. But the best way to prevent a concussion is to take care of your head.
If you use your head, you can protect your head!
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