Concussion is a growing concern for athletes and parents alike, so as the footy season kicks off and other sports get underway, how do you know when you should worry about a blow to the head?
People often think of concussion as blacking out or becoming unresponsive, but it can be much more, or less, than that. So, what actually is concussion?
Concussion most commonly occurs as a result of sports injuries, traffic accidents or falls. It is not always obvious when a head injury has resulted in a concussion. We look at the signs of concussion, when to present to hospital, and what to do when symptoms persist for several weeks.