Concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury. This type of injury occurs when the brain accelerates/decellerates against the skull. About 2.5 million American experience a concussion yearly. It can occur during contact sports, falls, combat, accidents or any other insult to the head.
Patients suffering from a confusion may have the following symptoms immediately or up to a few days afterwards:
sensitivity light and sound
If you believe you have experienced a concussion, you should avoid situations that predispose you to recurrent head injury and seek prompt medical attention. The doctor will determine whether you need head imaging and whether it is safe to return to contact sports.
90% of people who experience concussion will have their symptoms resolve within 3 months. There are prescription and over the counter medications that can help ease the discomfort during the healing process. This should be discussed with your doctor.