Concussion is a brain injury that causes a temporary loss of normal brain function.

Concussions can be caused by a direct force to the head, such as a head-to-head collision, or an indirect force to the head, such as whiplash from a body blow. Although the majority of of concussions do not result in loss of consciousness, seeing “stars” and feeling “dings” are two symptoms of a concussion.

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The UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program manages concussions in athletes of every age and experience level. To find out more or make an appointment with one of our experts, visit our website or call 412-432-3681.

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Sports and physical activity bring with them a potential for injury. If you are looking to prevent, treat, or rehabilitate a sports injury – or improve athletic performance – UPMC Sports Medicine and the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program can help. We serve athletes and active people of all ages and experience levels. Our experts partner with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pitt Panthers, and about 100 other high school, college, and regional teams and events throughout Pennsylvania – working daily to build better athletes.