Concussion and Mild TBI
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.
Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious.
- What are the Signs and Symptoms of Concussion?
- What Should I do If a Concussion Occurs?
- What Can I do to Help Feel Better After a Concussion?
- What Can I do to Help Prevent Concussion and other forms of TBI?
- Where Can I Find Videos, Podcasts, and Other Media?
- Where Can I Find Support and Additional Resources?
“Heads Up” on Concussion
CDC has created two free online courses – one for health care professionals and another for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, athletes – that provide important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.
Download the “Heads Up” Toolkits: