Concussions are one of the most common traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the United States. The symptoms are typically mild and non-life-threatening but do require medical attention. A concussion commonly is caused by a whiplash injury that results in the brain being shaken back and forth. If you are trying to determine if you or someone else has a concussion, there are some specific symptoms you can look for. If you have an emergency, it is important to dial 911 and be treated by a trained medical professional.
Signs to Look For When You Suspect a Concussion
The symptoms of a concussion vary depending on the injury. Sometimes a person will lose consciousness and sometimes they do not. Sometimes symptoms don’t develop for hours, days, or even weeks after the injury. Symptoms of concussion include:
- Brief loss of consciousness
- Memory issues
- Double vision or blurred vision
- Nausea or vomiting,
- Sensitivity to light
- Balance issues
If you notice that someone has these symptoms, you need to get medical attention right away. While many concussion symptoms go away on their own, there is a risk that a more serious injury has occurred that shares similar symptoms. The faster you can be seen by a medical professional and be treated, the better the prognosis for concussions.
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