Facts about Concussion and Brain Injury: Where to Get Help

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A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Health care providers may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious.

The “Facts about Concussion and Brain Injury: Where to Get Help,”brochure and fact sheet provide information for people with brain injuries and their family members or caregivers on concussion symptoms and danger signs, tips for healing, and information on where to get help after a concussion.

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