- Diseases, Disorders & Conditions
What is a Concussion
Concussions are injuries that are often overlooked. A lot of times we think that concussions are something that only happens to those who play sports, although this is true it is not exclusive to athletes. It is always important to know and remember that a concussion, even if a mild one is still traumatic brain injury. Which can have lingering consequences. You want to get checked out as soon as possible if there has been an impact to the head. The majority of people think you have to be knocked out unconscious to have a concussion and this is not the case. The reality is most concussions do not involve losing conscious. Because of this, it's easy to ignore it when it should be checked out right away !
The signs of a concussion are lightheadedness, dizziness, headache, ringing in your ears, and blurred vision. All of these symptoms are signs of neurological problems. If you experience any of these symptoms after hitting your head, go to the Emergency room right away.