There is an epidemic in our midst that most of us are unaware of. Untold numbers of young people are suffering concussions at an alarming rate. Many go unreported. The public as well as the medical profession have failed to appreciate the consequences of this problem and have been unaware of its significance and its long-term complications. In order to prevent both the short and potentially long-term functional brain impairment that may occur if a concussion is not treated properly, the following management recommendations are outlined.