Concussion when you hear this word you that start to think about your brain and some sort of sport or physical activity. Concussion if not taken seriously can be fatal. Happen in sports like hockey, boxing, soccer, basketball, and football * What is a concussion? It’s an injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head or by violent jarring or shaking. It is a form of head trauma that often involves loss of consciousness, which may be momentary or may last for several hours. "Concussion - WebMD: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention." WebMD - Better Information. Better Health. 23 July 2010. Web. 03 Oct. 2011. <http://www.webmd.com/brain/tc/traumatic-brain-injury-concussion-overview>. How Concussions Occur? Your brain weighs about 2 – 3 pounds and, of course, is inside the hard protective bones of your skull. The brain itself is actually quite soft and is floating inside your head in a special water called cerebrospinal fluid. This fluid bathes the brain every few hours and also provides nutrients to your brain to help it operate smoothly. When a person’s head is shaken around or hits something hard, like the ground or the inside of a car or someone’s foot, the brain can slosh and bang around inside the skull. These forces can lead to your brain getting bruised and the nerves of your brain being injured. When this happens, you may experience a concussion — a temporary loss of your normal brain functioning. Now, most people with concussions recover just fine with appropriate treatment. But, concussions should be taken very seriously and treated properly, because they can result in much more serious injury, or even DEATH, if not managed well. "Your Brain and Concussions." BrainSafety.com. Web. 03 Oct. 2011. <http://brainsafety.com/your-brain-and-concussions.html>. * How can you get it? Concussions usually happen while playing sports, but you can also get one a number of different...
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