Although concussions can happen at any age and can cause the same symptoms for children as adults, kids can be particularly susceptible to the injury—and may even take longer to heal.
According to Cornell University, every year about half a million children visit an emergency room for traumatic brain injuries, and they’re the top cause of ER visits among teens. About 80 to 90 percent of these are concussions.
Here are some reasons concussions are different for children and teens:
Whether your child plays sports or not, know the signs of a concussion and speak with a healthcare provider or visit the ER if you suspect your child may be dealing with this type of injury.
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