If your brain doesn't get to recover properly from one concussion before sustaining another concussion -- even a seemingly mild one -- the damage can be far worse, long-lasting, even fatal.
Posted on BrainLine July 23, 2010. Reviewed December 20, 2017.
Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough and Brian King, BrainLine.
About the author: Jeffrey Barth, PhD
Jeffrey Barth, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus in the UVA Medical School and the Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Institute.