Concussion - adults - discharge

Brain injury - concussion - discharge; Traumatic brain injury - concussion - discharge; Closed head injury - concussion - discharge

A concussion may occur when the head hits an object, or a moving object strikes the head. A concussion is a minor or less severe type of brain injury, which may also be called a traumatic brain injury.

A concussion can affect how the brain works for a while. It may lead to headaches, changes in alertness, or loss of consciousness.

After you go home, follow your health care provider's instructions on how to take care of yourself. Use the information below as a reminder.

What to Expect at Home

When You First Go Home

Activity

When to Call the Doctor