Concussion terms: 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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