Concussion is typically related to a mild blow to the head or whiplash/rotational injury.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Concussion
- ringing in ears
- change in cognition (ie: memory, reasoning, language)
- change in behavior/personality
Concussion symptoms may present within minutes to days following the initial injury, and duration of symptoms can vary. However, most concussion symptoms go away within a couple of days.
If concussion symptoms do not get better, or if they worsen, medical attention is advised.
- there is a persistent change/decline in cognition
- there is persistent change in behavior or personality
- if the individual experiences difficulty in school, work, daily tasks, or interaction/socialization with the community