A concussion is a mild form of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is considered part of the mild spectrum because there is no observable pathology; meaning that on standard imaging, you cannot see a concussion injury. A concussion is rather an injury that results in changes to how the brain functions – it is a functional injury. Concussions don’t necessarily come from hits to the head. Concussions are due to the acceleration of the brain inside the skull. Although a hit to the head is the most likely cause, you can also sustain a concussion – this acceleration of the brain - from a hit to the body, or a fall, or a whiplash-type mechanism. However, we have good news! A concussion is treatable and in this article, we will break down the science behind a concussion in addition to effective treatments for persistent concussion symptoms!