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What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a brain injury which results in temporary disruption of normal brain function. This occurs when the brain is violently rocked back and forth or twisted inside the skull as a result of a blow to the head or body. A person does not have to lose consciousness ("be knocked-out") to suffer a concussion.

 

 SYMPTOMS YOUR ATHLETE MAY REPORT

 SIGNS YOU MAY OBSERVE                                

 Headache or "pressure" in head

 Appears dazed or stunned

 Nausea or vomiting

 Confusion about a task

 Balance problems or dizziness

 Forgets an instruction

 Sensitivity to light and/or noise

 Unsure of game, score or opponent

 Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy

 Moves clumsily

 Concentration or memory problems

 Answers questions slower than normal

 Confusion

 Loss of consciousness

 Does not "feel right" or is "feeling down"

 Mood, behavior or personality changes

 

 Cannot recall events prior to hit

 

 Cannot recall events after hit

 

If there is any suspicion for concussion, your athlete should be removed from physical activity and recreational play immediately. Remember, 

WHEN IN DOUBT, SIT IT OUT!

 


 

IBJI Concussion Specialists:

 
     
Dr. Andrew Hunt               Dr. Rhutav Parikh Kelly Trainor APN, CPNP
847.247.4000               847.336.3335 773.327.5639
(Grayslake, Libertyville)               (Gurnee, Lake Forest, Lindenhurst) (Glenview, Highland Park,
     Logan Square, Morton Grove)

For your information, the IbJI Concussion Program is financially integrated. If you are referred to a clinician in IBJI for related services, you may request and receive a referral for these services outside or independent of IBJI.

Page Last Updated 8/21/2017