Banner Concussion Center  

About Concussions

 

Football players At Banner Concussion Center, one of our goals is to educate the community with information on concussions to help with treatment and diagnoses.

Definition of a concussion

The most common type of brain injury, a concussion occurs when your head is jarred by a variety of causes, such as a blow or a fall.

Concussion symptoms

  • Headache, pressure in head
  • Neck pain
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Balance problems
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Drowsiness
  • Vision changes, double vision, blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Feeling slowed down or in just “not right”
  • Feeling sluggish or fatigued
  • Confusion
  • Loss of memory of events before or after head trauma
  • Seizures
  • Feeling mentally foggy
  • Difficulty remembering
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • More emotional, nervousness or sadness than usual
  • Loss of consciousness

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Educational resources

Here are some organizations with more information on concussions.

Banner Concussion Center
1320 N. 10th Street, Suite B
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 839-7285
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