Alternate Names : Closed Head Injury, Postconcussive Syndrome
How is the injury recognized?
A concussion can be diagnosed by a healthcare professional with a standard
neurological exam and complete history. An
EEG, or electroencephalogram, may be ordered to check for abnormalities
in the brain waves.
Tests such as a cranial CT scan, X-ray, and cranial MRI may also be used to determine the amount of damage to
the brain. Often, all tests will be normal because the injury is not severe
enough to detect.