There are 5.3 million Americans living with a disability resulting from a traumatic brain injury, and 350,000 of them live right here in California.
For some, the effects of a mild or severe traumatic brain injury may have been immediately apparent, the result of a car accident or tragic event. But for others, like athletes who have suffered multiple concussions, it may have taken years before the full extent of their injuries was realized.
No hit to the head should be taken lightly, especially by anyone who has previously suffered from a concussion.
Symptoms of concussion usually fall into four categories. Here’s what to look for: