Concussion Symptoms

Symptoms of concussion can be highly variable and present themselves at different times over the recovery process depending on many factors. Individual assessment and recognition of any of the following symptoms is important to be aware of with mild head injuries.

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Balance Problems
  • Dizziness
  • Visual Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitive to Light and Noise
  • Numbness/Tingling
  • Impaired Thought Processes
  • Mentally Foggy
  • Feeling Slowed Down
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Difficulty Remembering
  • Drowsiness
  • Sleeping Less than Normal
  • Sleeping More than Normal
  • Trouble Falling Asleep
  • Irritable
  • Sadness
  • Nervousness
  • Feeling More Emotional

Often times these symptoms will be exacerbated during physical or cognitive activity. If you are feeling any of these symptoms following a traumatic blow to the head or body, then you likely have sustained a mild head injury/concussion. Seek medical care if these worsen or do not improve with rest over time.

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