As Will Smith made evident, concussions are more than a “bump on the head”, way more. What’s also unusual is that a concussion can be received with impact to another part of the body, not even the head. What’s also unusual is that a concussion can be received with impact to another part of the body, not even the head.
|If you're hit on your body somewhere, that makes your head move, sharply, to one side and then back, your brain hits your skull, and it's like hitting your head with a hammer.|
|If your kid is hit on the head by the ball in the game, and gets a big bump, it's more often than not simply a visible injury, and not a concussion. However, make sure that you pay attention to your kid, periodically ask them random questions that take a moment to think, and make sure they're alert.|
|Make sure that you take your kid to see a doctor if they show:|
|• Persistent or worsening headache||• Imbalance|
|• Vomiting||• Memory loss or confusion|
|• Mood changes, such as irritability|
but if your headaches, dizziness, confusion, and nausea persists,
you should see a doctor.