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Concussion Protocol

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Signs to look for in a concussion

A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury that results from a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a powerful force applied to another area of the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Even a mild bump or blow can be serious and cause significate injury. Loss of consciousness is not required to be a diagnosed with a concussion. 


The following signs and symptoms can show up immediately following an injury or may not appear for days to weeks following the injury.

• Headache or “pressure” in head

• Problems of dizziness, moving clumsily

• Blurry or double vision

• Sensitivity to light or noise

• Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy

• Difficulty concentrating or remembering

• Answering questions slowly, forgetting instructions

• Appearing dazed or stunned

• Mood, behavior or personality changes

If your child is experiencing any of the following signs and symptoms, please take them to the Emergency Room:

• Increasing drowsiness or cannot be awakened

• Repeat vomiting

• Headache that worsens and does not go away with rest

• Slurred speech

• Weakness, numbness or decreased coordination

• Convulsions or seizures

• Increasing confusion, restlessness, agitation or unusual behavior

This information is provided by Caze Concussion Institute. Text or call to schedule an evaluation: 402-512-4090. 

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