At Children’s Minnesota, we take concussions seriously. Concussions are the most common type of traumatic brain injuries. A concussion is usually caused by a blow to the head or body that results in a disruption or loss of normal brain function and potentially a loss of consciousness. A concussion is diagnosed based on symptoms that can occur immediately after the injury or are recognized hours, possibly days, later.
Since suffering concussions 24 hours apart, one sister has experienced some setbacks.
Preliminary research shows concussion recovery time doubles when injury is sustained during school year
Concussions and the treatment after one is sustained have been at the forefront of media coverage in recent years. What once was viewed by some as brag-worthy or a badge of honor now is being taken seriously for its potential immediate and long-term effects.