The following are well accepted facts regarding concussions:

1.  A concussion is a traumatic brain injury.

2. Concussions are sometimes called “mild” traumatic brain injury, but many are not “mild” with long-term disability.

3. Nearly 90% of traumatic brain injuries are concussions.

4. About 90% of concussions occur without any loss of consciousness (i.e. coma, “out cold”).

5. The majority of concussion victims don’t realize that they have suffered a concussion and don’t seek medical care.

6. Most concussions occur without a direct blow to the head. (A blow to the body which transfers the force to the head is sufficient.  Most sporting concussions do not involve a direct blow to the head.)

7.  The majority of concussions are not diagnosed in the hospital emergency department. (Many studies confirm this fact.

Department of Defense statistics demonstrate that a large percentage are not diagnosed until as long as one month post injury.  Some many months later.)

8. Many concussions make a quick recovery of acute objective symptoms but have long term residual problems. (Some concussion experts say that there is no such thing as “recovery” because victims live with life-long residuals.)

9. There are no good objective tests that can conclusively rule-in or rule-out a concussion.  The diagnosis of a concussion is a clinical diagnosis.

10. Many concussions get overlooked by the medical community. (Many get overlooked and ignored by the legal community as well.)

11. The most effective treatment of a concussion is diagnosis. (Click of diagnosis facts)