Unfortunately, concussions and other brain injuries are a lot more common than most people think, especially for those who play a lot of sports. Knowing how to identify the signs of a concussion, though, can effectively help prevent long-term cranial damage that could affect your future. For example, below are just a few of the most common observable signs and symptoms you can use to tell if you, or your child, have a concussion.
Most Common Reported Symptoms
Some of the most commonly reported symptoms by those who have had one or more concussions include: headaches/excessive pressure, blurred vision, dizziness, balance issues, nausea/vomiting, audio/visual sensitivities, ringing ears, memory or concentration concerns, confusion, or simply an unnerving sensation of not feeling right, or in some way unjustifiably despondent. Any one, or combination, of these symptoms should be grounds for concern.
If you notice any number of these symptoms in your child following any type of blunt force injury to the head, you should consider getting your child to a dedicated urgent care, like AS Medical Group Madison Heights Urgent Care, as soon as possible.
Other Observable Signs/Symptoms of Concussions
Signs of a concussion might not always involve physical pain or discomfort. In some cases you or your child might simply appear to be stunned or dazed, or lose all memory of the events before, during, or after their injury. In others, your or your child might seem lost or confused, answering questions slowly or in total contrast with their typical personality, mood, or behavior. The potentially injured person may even drift seemingly in and out of consciousness, or struggle to stay awake – and there’s plenty of reason to worry.
These are all potentially serious signs of brain trauma that should not be ignored. That’s why, even if it’s been hours, or days since the original injury, you should continue to pay close attention to the subtle differences the potentially injured person is acting and responding. It may just save them a whole lot more pain!
Are you worried your child may already have a concussion, or looking for support to help them experience a faster recovery? Looks like you’ve come to the right place! Our family medicine specialists at AS Medical Group Madison Heights Urgent Care offer a wide variety of urgent care services to guarantee you always have a safe place to find answers from board-certified doctors you can trust. You don’t even need to book an appointment. Simply walk in and speak with any of our urgent care staff. We have Chinese/Mandarin and Arabic speaking practitioners on-site, and accept all types of insurance, so you won’t have to worry about a thing. We are located at 32600 John R Rd. Madison Heights, MI 48071 and you can reach us at (248) 307-7796 if you have questions ahead of time.