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Not all brain injuries result in permanent disabilities, but they should all be taken seriously. The failure to get urgent care and rest until fully healed can strain the brain and increase the risk of post-concussion syndrome. For more information about concussions, watch the accompanying animation.

You’ll learn that concussions occur when the brain shifts within the skull and strikes the bone. This can cause some of the 90 billion neurons in the brain to stretch and possibly tear, causing symptoms and complications like loss of consciousness, memory loss, anxiety, depression, and cognitive difficulties. The most effective way to help the brain heal after a concussion is to get plenty of rest and avoid doing “close work” activities like reading and watching TV.

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