A person who might
have a concussion needs to immediately stop any kind of activity or sport.
Being active again too soon increases
the person's risk of having a more serious brain injury. Be sure to see a doctor before returning to play.
How can you prevent a concussion?
Reduce your chances of getting a
Wear a seat belt every time you drive or ride in a car or other motor vehicle.
Never drive when you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Wear a helmet and safety equipment when you:
Play sports, such as baseball, hockey, and football.
Drive or ride on a motorcycle, scooter, snowmobile, or ATV.
Do other activities where you could injure yourself, such as biking, skateboarding, skiing, or riding a horse.
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Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
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