It is the traumatic injury to the brain as a result of a violent blow, shaking, or spinning. A brain concussion cans cause immediate and usually temporary impairment of brain function such as of thinking, vision, equilibrium and consciousness.
Although anyone can have a concussion, we will focus here purely for purposes of example on athletes who suffer a concussion. The considerations can be generalized to the general population of people with concussions of the brain.
Objective signs of concussion:
The signs of concussion observed by medical staff in athletes with a concussion, according to The American Medical Association (AMA), include the following:
*) Player appears dazed
*) Player has vacant facial expression
*) Confusion about assignment
*) Athlete forgets plays
*) Disorientation to game or score
*) Inappropriate emotional reaction
*) Player displays clumsiness
*) Player is slow to answer questions
*) Loss of consciousness
*) Any change in typical behavior