At the Banner Concussion Center, one of our goals is to educate the community with information on concussions to help with treatment and diagnoses.
This site features:
- Information from our experts
- Concussion definition
- A list of concussion symptoms
- Educational resources
- Myths and truths about concussions
We invite you to peruse this page for more information on concussions, and if you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.
- Signs and Symptoms of Concussions Featuring Steven M. Erickson, MD, FACP
- Baseline Testing for Concussions Featuring Steven M. Erickson, MD, FACP
- Concussion Prevention Featuring Steven M. Erickson, MD, FACP
- An interview with Dr. Erickson
- An interview with Ryan Flynn, firefighter and former professional hockey player.
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.
- Headache, pressure in head
- Neck pain
- Nausea, vomiting
- Balance problems
- Trouble sleeping
- Vision changes, double vision, blurred vision
- Sensitivity to noise
- Sensitivity to light
- Numbness or tingling
- Feeling slowed down or in just “not right”
- Feeling sluggish or fatigued
- Loss of memory of events before or after head trauma
- Feeling mentally foggy
- Difficulty remembering
- Difficulty concentrating
- More emotional, nervousness or sadness than usual
- Loss of consciousness
Here are some organizations with more information on concussions.