Did you know that your brain can bruise just like any other part of your body? Even though your brain is enclosed by the skull, if you sustain a hit to your head, or a violent shaking, your brain can bruise. Furthermore, the sudden movement or a hit or violent shaking can stretch and damage the brain tissue. This damage to the brain is called a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury. And since the brain is the command center of your body, a concussion can be devastating.
Concussions can be caused by falls, car crashes, bike riding, truck accidents, skateboarding, skiing, or even playing at the playground. Many injuries in children are caused by playing organized sports such as football and soccer where hits to the head and body are common.