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 negatively affect the future. For example, below are just a few of the most common observable signs and symptoms you can use to tell if you, or a loved one, 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 that you’re experiencing any number of these symptoms, or you see these signs in your child, following any type of blunt force injury to the head, you should consider getting 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 a person might simply be stunned or dazed, or lose all memory of the events before, during, or after their injury. In others, a person with a concussion might seem lost or confused, answering questions slowly or in total contrast with their typical personality, mood, or behavior. They 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 in how you, or your loved one, are acting and responding after any accident involving cranial trauma. It will very likely save your family a whole lot more pain and worry!
Are you worried you, your child, or a loved one, may already have a concussion, or looking for support to help support a faster recovery? Looks like you’ve come to the right place! Our family medicine providers 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 member of our care staff. We have Chinese/Mandarin and Arabic speaking practitioners on-site, and accept all types of insurance, so you won’t have a thing to worry about while you’re here with us. 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.