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Signs and Symptoms of Concussion

A concussion is an injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head. Symptoms can occur right away or develop days or even weeks later. Concussion symptoms are tricky. Signs of damage to the brain vary widely depending on factors such as the...

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What Are Concussion Tests?

Concussion tests can help evaluate whether you have a mild traumatic brain injury. Learn how they work and what results mean. A concussion test is a type of noninvasive medical examination used to determine whether someone has had a concussion. A...

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What Is a Concussion Protocol?

A concussion protocol provides steps to safely return to normal life and activities after a concussion. The most common form of traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussions are periods of changed brain activity following an impact or blow to the head,...

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The Vestibular Ocular Motor Screen

A physical therapist may use the Vestibular Ocular Motor Screen (VOMS) to determine the severity of a condition such as a concussion. If you are experiencing dizzy spells or vertigo after a concussion, you may be a candidate for vestibular physical...

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Concussions

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that affects brain function in physical and cognitive ways. Reviewed by a board-certified neurologist.

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Concussion and Your Vision

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. After concussion, a person may experience vision and eye-teaming issues for an extended period. A concussion is a common yet often misunderstood diagnosis. Did you know that a concussion is actually...

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Return to Play Concussion Guidelines

Following the proper return to play guidelines after a concussion can help avoid complications of concussions, such as second-impact syndrome. For many sports injuries, you can return to play once you are pain-free, have no swelling, and you are at...

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How Concussions Are Diagnosed

Injuries to the brain that lead to concussion symptoms are too small to be detected in a brain scan. Learn how concussions are diagnosed instead. Diagnosing a concussion can be tricky. Although any degree of head trauma can cause one, the most...

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What Is Post-Concussion Syndrome?

Post-concussion syndrome occurs when various cognitive and physical symptoms persist after a concussion. Reviewed by our board-certified physicians. Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) describes a collection of physical, emotional, cognitive...

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How Long Does a Concussion Last?

How long it takes to recover from a concussion depends on whether it’s mild, moderate, or severe. Here are the phases you may go through while healing. A concussion is an injury that can disrupt normal brain function. Concussions are known to...

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