Signs to look for in a concussion
A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury that results from a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a powerful force applied to another area of the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. Even a mild bump or blow can be serious and cause significate injury. Loss of consciousness is not required to be a diagnosed with a concussion.
The following signs and symptoms can show up immediately following an injury or may not appear for days to weeks following the injury.
• Headache or “pressure” in head
• Problems of dizziness, moving clumsily
• Blurry or double vision
• Sensitivity to light or noise
• Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
• Difficulty concentrating or remembering
• Answering questions slowly, forgetting instructions
• Appearing dazed or stunned
• Mood, behavior or personality changes
If your child is experiencing any of the following signs and symptoms, please take them to the Emergency Room:
• Increasing drowsiness or cannot be awakened
• Repeat vomiting
• Headache that worsens and does not go away with rest
• Slurred speech
• Weakness, numbness or decreased coordination
• Convulsions or seizures
• Increasing confusion, restlessness, agitation or unusual behavior
This information is provided by Caze Concussion Institute. Text or call to schedule an evaluation: 402-512-4090.