Concussion Quiz

Concussions are brain injuries.

Answer: True

A concussion is a mild brain injury that results from direct or indirect trauma to the head.

Symptoms of a concussion do not always occur until hours or days after the injury.

Answer: True

Some symptoms occur right away, however others - such as irritability or problems concentrating - can take up to a few days to occur, may not be present until exertion or exercise, or may arise after other symptoms have resolved.

Concussions can be caused by a fall, bump or blow to the head or body.

Answer: True

Concussions are caused by rapid spinning of the head and can occur from a direct blow to the neck and head or a hit to the body that shakes the head.

It is okay to resume athletic activity right after a concussion.

Answer: False

Participation in practice and games should not be allowed until seen by a physician trained in the treatment of sports concussions.

Clumsiness, confusion, and a dazed or stunned appearance are some of the signs of a concussion.

Answer: True

Some of the signs of a concussion include: headache, nausea, unsteadiness, fuzzy vision, dizziness, confusion, memory loss, depression, cognitive changes, trouble concentrating and sleep disturbances.

Concussions only happen in professional sports activity.

Answer: False

A concussion can happen any time the brain receives trauma-induced injury.

Rest is not important in the treatment of concussions.

Answer: False

Most concussions will heal on their own, however an important part of treatment and recovery is physical and cognitive rest.

You do not need to be knocked out to have a concussion.

Answer: True

A concussion occurs when the head has been traumatized, which can result in confusion, disorientation or loss of consciousness.

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