What is a concussion?

A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury that can occur when:

  • you hit your head on an object,
  • an object strikes your head,
  • or if your head is shaken violently.

Symptoms of a Concussion

The signs and symptoms of a concussion are sometimes not immediately apparent, and may not show up until days, or even weeks, after your accident. The most common symptoms to watch out for after a blow or jolt to the head include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Double vision
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory Problems
  • Feeling dazed or confused
  • Slurred Speech
  • Fatigue

Immediate medical attention may be critical if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Constant Vomiting
  • Problems Walking
  • Unequal pupils
  • unusual eye movements

Concussion Diagnosis

Depending on the severity of your injury, your symptoms, and other factors, a medical professional may administer some tests. The most common tests include:

  • Neurological Test – a basic neurological exam may include the assessment of your motor and sensory skills, hearing, speech, vision, coordination, balance, changes in mood or behavior, etc.
  • CT scan – a CT (computer tomography) scan uses x-ray images to create pictures of the head, including the skull, brain, eye sockets, and sinuses.
  • MRI scan – a MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan uses magnetic and radio waves to create detailed pictures of the brain.

 

 

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