How Does a Concussion Happen?

A concussion is bother very basic and highly complicated.

A concussion is caused when your brain hits the wall of your skull as the result of a blow to the head. This sudden movement can cause brain cells to stretch and/or tear.

Once this happens the brain goes into a “hypermetabolic state’; this means that your metabolic activity speeds up then slows down causing decreased blood flow in the brain leading to decreased glucose – the cause of the tiredness in concussion sufferers.

Concussion symptoms:

  • Headache, mild to severe
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Amnesia
  • Dizziness
  • Ears ringing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Fatigue