Specialties

  • Recognizing the Signs of Concussion

  • Signs of a Concussion at St. Mary-Corwin Pueblo Concussions can be considered traumatic brain injuries that often have few, if any, immediate and obvious signs. However, there are certain tell-tale signs of a concussion. When treating a concussion it is important to recognize these symptoms.

    What are the signs/symptoms of a concussion?

    The effects of a concussion generally fall into one of four categories:

    • Thinking/remembering
    • Physical
    • Emotional/mood
    • Sleep


    Symptoms of a concussion may vary from person to person. And in each case these symptoms may range from mild to severe. Symptoms may include:

    • Difficulty thinking clearly
    • Dizziness
    • Headache
    • Nausea
    • Irritability
    • More/less sleep than normal


    Emergency Signs

    If there has been a traumatic injury to the brain and any of the following are present, you should seek medical attention right away.

    • Severe or worsening headaches
    • Sleepiness or confusion
    • Restlessness, unsteadiness or seizures
    • Difficulty with vision
    • Vomiting, fever or stiff neck
    • Slurred speech
    • Bladder or bowel incontinence
    • Numbness or weakness involving any part of the body
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