A concussion is caused when the brain experiences trauma from an impact or a sudden, forceful movement, resulting in neurological symptoms. Between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports and recreation related concussions occur each and every year in America – the majority of which happen to males under the age of 19. This is scary because concussions can damage the brain and have serious short and long-term consequences, especially if they remain undiagnosed and the athlete returns to the game too soon.
[sharify] Traumatic brain injury, commonly shortened to TBI, is damage to the brain caused by an abrupt bump, blow or jolt to the head. A whopping 1.7 million Americans sustain a TBI every year caused by things such as car accidents, physical abuse, falls, combat explosions, sports injuries and gun shot wounds.