• A Concussion is a Brain Injury

         A concussion is a brain injury  -   take it seriously!

     

       ********CONCUSSION CAN AFFECT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE********

     

     Quick Facts:

     

      Most concussions do NOT involve loss of consciousness.

      You can sustain a concussion even if you no NOT hit your head.

      A blow elsewhere on the body can transmit an "impulse" force to the brain.

      Concussions typically do NOT show up on an image such as an MRI or CAT scan.

     

     DO NOT IGNORE THESE SYMPTOMS  -  GO TO THE DOCTOR

     * Confusion

     * Dizziness or balance problems

     * Headache

     * Sensitive to light or noise

     * Double or fuzzy vision

     * Nausea or vomiting

     * Feeling sluggish, hazy or groggy

     * Difficulty paying attention & remembering

     

     RETURNING TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES TOO SOON CAN PROLONG RECOVERY

     

      Follow the graduated Return-to-Play exercise protocol recommended by the

      doctor.

     

     

      Information provided by Mountainside Health Foundation

     

      Brain Injury Association of New Jersey

      825 Georges Road

      North Brunswick, NJ 08902

      (732) 745-0200

      info@bianj.org

     

     watch your head