What are the signs of a concussion?

What are the signs of a concussion?

June 20, 2016 /0 Comments / in Be Well / by

Common (and not so common) Signs Of A Concussion

From Dr. Brad Abrahamson, AFM Sports Medicine Physician

Whether you’re at the kids’ soccer games or on a mountain biking trail, if there is a fall, a jarring impact to the body, or any kind of hit to the head, a concussion can be possible. That’s why it’s a good idea to be familiar with these symptoms of a concussion.

  • Headache
  • “Pressure” in head or neck
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Balance problems
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Feeling slowed down
  • Feeling as if “in a fog“
  • “Don’t feel right”
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty remembering
  • Fatigue or low energy
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Feeling more emotional
  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • Feeling nervous or anxious

If any of these symptoms occur, you may have a concussion and should seek urgent medical attention. The person affected should immediately stop activity. In the case of worsening headache, vomiting more than once, or having more than one of these symptoms, don’t take chances – you should seek emergency medical attention.

An assessment should then be made if 911 should be activated. If the symptoms are mild, it may be appropriate to transport the person to a medical facility in an automobile, but again, don’t take chances.

Find more information about concussions and many other injuries from our friends at Stop Sports Injuries and others here.

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