In case you didn’t watch the 2015 film by the same name, Concussion—as defined by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, stretching and damaging brain cells and creating chemical changes in the brain.
The conversation in regards to this affliction is generally focused to Football players given that their uniform helmets—while useful at avoiding contact with other players—are not meant to absorb or avoid internal damages to their brains which basically bounce inside their skulls during a tackle or while clashing against other players.
It’s important to note that this kind of injury is not exclusive to football players thought, there are other practices or accidents that can cause a concussion; this is how this infographic becomes very important for you if you happen to know someone who is experiencing physical, emotional, cognitive, or sleep-related issues after suffering a major hit to the head.
Since we’re already here, if you see someone getting hit on the head, let them sleep for God’s sake!