Top causes of a concussion may include: falls, motor vehicle-related injury, sports, assaults, and unintentionally being struck by or against an object.
“A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.” CDC, 2019.
What are the top symptoms following a concussion?
- Issues with vision (difficulty reading, double vision, etc.)
- Fatigue/issues sleeping
- Hearing loss
- Sensitivity to light, sound, or motion
- Emotional changes
The presence of dizziness and vestibular symptoms can prolong recovery following a concussion.