In the United States alone, nearly 3 million people seek out medical attention or die from traumatic brain injury every year. Most cases of traumatic brain injury are mild. These are most commonly known as concussions.
Concussions have become a hot-button over the past few years as research has shed a light on the effects concussions have on people. No more has the concussion debate become a greater concern than in sports — from youth leagues to the pros. More than 300,000 children 19 or younger are treated in emergency rooms for concussions or traumatic brain injuries every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1.
Despite being common injuries, concussions can have a profound effect on the brain and may even result in death if left undetected. Learn more about concussions and their symptoms.