Answers to Common Children’s Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about pediatric health.

What is a concussion?

A concussion is the most common kind of traumatic brain injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Getting hit on the head, a fall or by a hard hit to the body that causes the head to be thrown quickly forward and back all are common causes of a concussion, according to the CDC. The hit or fall jars the brain around and changes the way the brain would normally work.

Concussions are sometimes known as “mild” brain injuries because usually they aren’t life threatening, according to the CDC, but they should still be considered serious injuries.

Talk to your doctor for more information about a concussion.

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Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Christopher Aviles, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD Family Practice; Christopher Lauricella D.O, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Paul Weber, MD, The Pediatric Group; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Barrow, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Lisa Wright, MSN, NP-C, Ann DeClue, MD; Mark Casdorph, DO, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health

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