Concussion

A blow or a jolt to the head can cause a concussion or traumatic brain injury. The injury keeps the brain from working normally. Symptoms of a concussion may last less than a day or may linger for months, or longer. The following possible symptoms of concussion may happen right after the injury, but some may not appear for weeks, even months after the injury.

  • Headache
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Trouble thinking normally
  • Memory problems
  • Trouble walking
  • Dizziness
  • Vision problems
  • Fatigue
  • Mood changes
  • Changes in sleep patterns
Take the Saint Peter’s Better Health Library quiz on concussions.

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