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Concussion Info That Won't Make You Dizzy

A concussion is basically a bruise inside the brain. It acts like any other bruise on your body—the area swells a little and gets tender, and it takes time to heal. So what’s the big deal? Everybody freaks out, because the bruise is in your brain—the control center of your body. Your brain doesn’t heal as quickly or easily as other parts of your body. Healing from a concussion isn’t like having a broken leg and being able to hobble around on crutches. READ MORE