How are concussions diagnosed?

Concussions are typically diagnosed by healthcare professionals through a physical examination and an assessment of the individual’s symptoms. This might include neurological tests that evaluate memory, concentration, coordination, and balance. The Glasgow Coma Scale may be used to evaluate consciousness. If there’s a suspicion of serious brain injury, imaging tests like a CT scan or MRI may be performed to rule out structural injuries, such as fractures or bleeds.

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