Concussions have been getting more attention in the press recently, especially those which are sports related. In the past getting a knock to the head was just part of the game. I grew up playing rugby and it was not uncommon to get told to just shake it off. Now we are starting to better understand the long lasting effect of repeated concussions and shaking it off is definitely no longer your best option.
Needless to say concussions aren’t just a few stars circling round your head like in the cartoons. The truth is every concussion injures your brain to some extent. Concussions are the most common type of traumatic brain injury. Though most concussions are only minor and have little to no long term effects it’s crucial they are taken seriously and your recovery is handled correctly in order to prevent any serious long term brain damage.