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Why is a concussion referred to as a “Brain Sprain?”

Like muscle sprains, concussions have temporary symptoms that vary in severity, from mild to moderate to severe. However, if the concussion isn’t treated properly, there is a potential for long-term consequences. Considered a mild traumatic brain injury, a concussion can last hours, days, or even weeks. If the symptoms of a concussion continue beyond a week or two, the severity may increase to post-concussion syndrome or even mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI).

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