A Concussion is a Brain Injury
A concussion is a brain injury - take it seriously!
********CONCUSSION CAN AFFECT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE********
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
* Dizziness or balance problems
* 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
Information provided by Mountainside Health Foundation
Brain Injury Association of New Jersey
825 Georges Road
North Brunswick, NJ 08902