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What are the signs of a concussion?

A concussion is nothing to take lightly. Any time you injure your brain you need to realize the importance of receiving treatment.

Concussions can happen as the result of a car accident, slip and fall injury, sports collision, or any other time there is force to the head.

The problem with concussions is that some people don’t know when they have been injured. For this reason, they continue to go about their life, never receiving the right treatment. Subsequently, they could suffer pain well into the future.

It is important to become familiar with the many physical and mental signs of a concussion, including the following:

— Confusion

— Nausea and vomiting

— Dizziness

— Headaches

— Blurred vision

— Sluggishness

— Sensitivity to light and noise

— Ringing in the ears

— Memory loss

— Difficulties concentrating

— Personality changes, such as mood swings

If you have suffered some type of head trauma and are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, you may have a concussion. By seeking treatment from an experienced medical team, you can deal with these symptoms in the appropriate manner.

You hope that you never suffer a concussion, but it is important to understand the signs of this serious injury. This way, if you do suffer any type of head injury, you can determine what to do next.

Some concussions are more serious than others, but every type needs to be treated by a medical professional. Don’t delay in seeking help if you are experiencing the symptoms of a concussion. You don’t want to let this problem linger.

Source: Web MD, “Brain & Nervous System Health Center,” accessed May 10, 2016

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