Head Injuries / Concussions
A bump on the head may not sound serious but any impact that causes the brain to move within the skull can result in traumatic brain injury, known as concussion. Without proper treatment, concussions can have serious health impacts, so it’s important to know the signs and symptoms—especially as concussions often go unnoticed in children.
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Recent research has made it clear that a concussion can have a significant impact on an individual’s health and well-being. In fact, research shows that activities that require concentration can actually cause concussion symptoms to reappear or worsen. If a concussion is not identified and properly managed, it can result in permanent brain damage and, in rare occasions, even death.
Learn how the Canadian federal government is working with provinces and territories to help prevent and manage concussions.
A concussion is a brain injury that cannot be seen on routine X-rays, CT scans or MRIs. It affects the way a person may think and remember things, and can cause a variety of symptoms. Any blow to the head, face or neck, or a blow to the body that jars your head, could cause a concussion.
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