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Concussions are a nationwide growing concern because of new information related to sports injuries, which account for between 1.6 and 3.8 million concussions annually.
Concussions are a brain injury caused by biomechanical forces and generally characterized by the rapid onset of a set of neurological symptoms and cognitive impairment. Typically, the injury is self limited and resolves spontaneously. However, a small percentage can be serious, leading to prolonged symptoms, significant morbidity or even death.
There is increasing concern about second impact syndrome and the cumulative effects of repetitive concussions that might be a risk factor for early onset dementia or other cumulative cognitive problems. LB 260, the Concussion Awareness Act , went into effect July 2012. To read more about the Act, click here ».
Omaha Neurological Clinic is prepared to assess, counsel, and manage patients with concussions.
Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion: