You may have a concussion if you feel like you have a bad headache or pressure in your head; feel nauseous, or vomit; have balance problems and dizziness, double or blurry vision, or sensitivity to light or noise; feel sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy; are confused and have memory problems; or just don’t feel right, or feel down.
A concussion – also known as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) – can happen when a sudden movement causes the head to move rapidly back and forth, or when an object hits the head. A concussion is diagnosed after a person falls or is hit in the head and has any of these signs or symptoms:
Recognizing the signs of a concussion can help you get the right information and treatment. For example, if you hit your head or experience a sudden blow to the head, take these steps:
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, don’t panic . . . it might mean you have a concussion. Immediately get to a safe place and remove yourself from play if possible. Every minute counts. Let me know how I can help! If you have a head injury and experience any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor
what symptoms are most common after a concussion?
You’ve probably heard about concussions in the news. You may have even seen a professional athlete who endures one. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that causes the brain to move inside the skull. Symptoms range from headache and nausea to dizziness and problems with memory, balance, and coordination. The duration of symptoms can also vary: some resolve themselves within minutes or hours, while others can last for weeks or months.
In order to understand your child’s injury, you must know what is normal for your child.