Why Are We Still Mishandling Concussions?

Experts explain our current understanding of how concussion affects the brain.
Posted at 4:08 PM, Nov 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-15 16:08:16-05

Each year millions of people suffer concussions, but many still don’t know just how prevalent they are. 

The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine reports that 50% of concussions go unreported or undetected. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines a concussion as a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body. 

Newsy's Lindsey Theis spoke to experts to understand the science, symptoms and causes of a concussion.