Common Symptoms of Concussion

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that often goes unnoticed. The symptoms of a concussion can mimic that of more minor conditions like stress, anxiety and even a stiff neck. If you have been involved in a car or other type of accident, is important that you recognize the signs of a concussion for what they are. Here’s what you need to know:

The Most Common Symptoms of a Concussion

The symptoms of a concussion that are most often suffered, include:

  • Headache and neck pain that does not subside
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering details
  • Slowness in thinking or speaking
  • Being easily confused
  • Feeling a lack of energy or motivation
  • Mood changes for no reason
  • Sleeping more or sleeping less than normal
  • Dizziness and loss of balance
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to noise or light
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek medical attention. While one or more symptoms may be nothing, several experienced at the same time or in succession could be indicative of a concussion. With proper diagnosis and treatment, you are more likely to recover from your injuries without incident.

Concussions in Children

The symptoms that children experience are typically the same as adults, but little ones have a difficult time putting words to the way they are feeling. If your child has had a head injury, it is important that you observe them for the following symptoms:

  • Listlessness
  • Irritability or inability to be consoled
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Changes in sleep
  • Changes in play
  • Changes in school performance
  • Lack of interest in preferred items or activities
  • Loss of newly learned skills
  • Unsteady gait
  • Vomiting

If your child exhibits any of these symptoms or even complains of just “not feeling right,” it is important that they see a doctor as soon as possible. If your child loses consciousness following a head injury, emergency medical attention is warranted.

If you have been involved in an accident in Austin or the surrounding area, please reach out to our team of personal injury attorneys today. We will review your case at no cost to you and advise you how to proceed. Call now.

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