Brain injury is a widely discussed topic especially in the area of sports, however it seems that many people still hold misconceptions about the cause and extent of brain injury damages. Here are some wrong notions about brain injuries that must be corrected:
Concussions only happen when you lose your consciousness – While loss of consciousness is a very alarming sign, not all concussions result to fainting. It is estimated that only 10% of concussions result to fainting, so you can never be too sure.
A concussion results from a huge force directed at the head – A strong force or hit to the head can result to concussion, but hits to other parts of the body that result to a sudden jerk or movement of the head back and forth (whiplash) can also lead to a concussion.