A concussion is a brain injury. It cannot be seen on X-rays, CT scans or MRIs. It may affect the way a person thinks, feels and acts.
Learn How to Prevent, Identify and Manage Concussions
Any blow to the head, face or neck may cause a concussion. A blow to the body may also cause a concussion if the force of the blow causes the brain to move around inside the skull. A concussion can happen to anyone – anywhere – including:
- at home, school or your workplace
- following a car, bike or pedestrian accident
- from participating in games, sports or other physical activity