One of the things you never want to take lightly is the health and well-being of your brain. The effects for any type of brain injury can be devastating. Concussions are all too often neglected until further damage has been done. Concussions warrant immediate action even though the symptoms may lie dormant. Any concern about concussive damage requires rapt attention.
Common Symptoms of Concussions:
Because they are a lot more common than most people know, concussion symptoms are one of those things, which many of us will simply chalk up to a bad day. However, if you are caught in settings where any of the causes elicit greater reaction than normal, you should pay attention to these symptoms. Potential symptoms include:
- Headaches, especially intense, prolonged headaches which aren’t alleviated through typical treatment
- Pressure on the head
- Temporary loss of consciousness
- Ringing in the ears
- Slurred speech
- Stunted response
If any of these symptoms occur greater than normal after being in a concussive setting, you should seek medical help.
Common Causes of Concussions:
Despite the fact that concussion symptoms may lie dormant for some time, the causes of concussions usually don’t come on subtly. If you are in one of these settings you likely know it.
- Athletic injury: If you are a football player, boxer, martial artist, intense cyclist, dirt bike rider, soccer player or any other spot where contact is intense and consistent you very likely have suffered a concussion in the past.
- Shaken: Another area where concussions can happen is if the body and head are shaken violently. Maybe you have gotten into a car accident or some kind of a physical altercation. Maybe you were in a large crowd where the movement of the crowd overtook you. Whatever the instance, being shaken from your body and head may also cause concussions.
When to Seek Medical Attention:
It may not seem like much at the time, but if you’ve suffered a head trauma, it’s a good idea to get a doctor’s opinion on its severity. Visit our emergency center especially if you are in more of a violent altercation and you or someone you’re with has lost consciousness.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room. We are here to help 24/7.
Worried about concussions? Our board-certified doctors will help you figure out whether or not you have one. Our facility has everything our doctors need to do their jobs, and our doors are always open. Schedule an appointment with us today.