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Concussions are among the most common traumatic brain injuries, and are most likely to affect young children, the elderly and athletes (especially those playing contact sports such as football or hockey). In many cases, the symptoms of mild concussions go away on their own in a day or two; however, other cases may require patients to seek medical care. The brain injury specialists at Florida Hospital are well equipped to help people of all ages who have suffered a concussion; with our state-of-the-art facilities and leading knowhow, we have the tools and experience to determine how severe the concussion is and what treatment it requires. If you or someone you love may have suffered a concussion, contact us today. 

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A concussion, or concussive traumatic brain injury, is an injury caused by a jolt or blow to the head that prevents the brain from working normally. Sometimes the symptoms of concussion will only last a day or less, while other times they may stick around for weeks or months.

These injuries are common in sports, and also occur because of falls, car accidents and assaults. There are millions of cases of concussion in the United States each year, though most don’t require a trip to the hospital. People who have had concussions in the past are more likely to have them again.

Following a concussion, patients may have a bad headache or back pain, as well as nausea, ringing in the ears, dizziness or tiredness. They may feel out of sorts of not like themselves; in some cases, patients will lose consciousness. Afterward, these individuals may have lingering problems remembering things or concentrating. In times, these problems will slowly go away. 

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