Doctor Brian Reiger sees kids suffering from concussions every day. He’s Director of the Concussion and Sports Concussion Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.
“A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow or a jolt to the head,” said Dr. Reiger. “It disrupts the brains function. In most cases, the brain looks normal and we see no evidence of injury but we know it’s been injured because it’s not working properly.”
Reiger says while there is no test that determine whether someone has a concussion, there are signs and symptoms.