What is a Concussion?
A concussion is an injury to the brain that affects its normal function. You can get a concussion from a blow to the head or body that causes the brain to move within the skull. Even a blow that seems minor may have serious implications.
Signs & Symptoms of a Concussion
If you experienced a hit to the head and are now experiencing any of the following signs and symptoms, you may have a concussion and should seek medical care.
- Difficulty concentrating
- Can’t remember events surrounding the injury
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sleep changes
If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of a concussion after receiving a hit to the head or other injury, you should seek medical evaluation by an athletic trainer, primary care provider or other qualified healthcare professional. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, don't hesitate to dial 9-1-1 or go straight to the nearest emergency department.
- Seek prompt evaluation by an athletic trainer, your primary care provider, or other qualified healthcare professional
- Allow time for your brain to heal
- No physical activity while symptoms are present
- Limit screen time (computer, cell phone, television)
- Avoid activities that require deep concentration while symptoms are present
- Discuss return to regular physical and learning activities with your healthcare provider
WRMC accepts most insurance coverage. Additionally, the WIAA has a HeadStrong Concussion Insurance Program, which provides primary or secondary zero deductible coverage for concussion assessment and treatment, as applicable. This ensures coverages with no co-pays, $0 deductibles, and no restrictions on specific providers. Please see your athletic trainer, coach, or athletic director for more information.