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Signs and symptoms of a concussion

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can disrupt normal brain function. Here are a few tips to keep your family safe and healthy.


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Concussion Symptoms

A concussion is diagnosed based on signs and symptoms that can occur immediately after the injury or hours, possibly days, later. Each case is different, but if your child is suffering from a concussion they may present with one or more of the following symptoms. Having more than one physical symptom does not necessarily mean that the concussion is more severe.

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What to expect

No one plans for a concussion. And yet, concussions need timely assessment and treatment. At Children's Minnesota, we understand that prompt care for concussion is critical. That's why the specialists in our pediatric concussion program work closely with our emergency medicine team to schedule follow up evaluations of young patients.

Meet the team

The concussion team at Children's Minnesota specializes in diagnosing and treating concussions. Our team is made up of a diverse group of specialists in the field of neuroscience who all have one thing in common — vast experience treating kids with concussions.

Outcomes and Research

Choosing where to bring your child for care is a major decision. We understand you want all the information you can get. And you want it in a clear, straightforward form that helps you make the right choice for your family.

Conditions and Services

At Children's Minnesota, we don't brush off concussions — we know they can disrupt brain and other physical functions (vision, vestibular and hearing). Our pediatric concussion program provides comprehensive medical evaluation and treatment for children and young adults who have concussions caused by sports, falls or accidents. Whether the symptoms are mild or severe, we have the skill and experience to care for them all.