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Have You or Your Child Sustained a Concussion?

Have You or Your Child Sustained a Concussion?

Are You Sure?

Concussions are a serious yet common brain injury that is often overlooked. A simple blow to the head can cause a Concussion, Even if the signs and symptoms do not appear right away. When a concussion occurs, symptoms do not appear right away. When a concussion occurs, symptoms may not develop right away and even if they do, they may not be easily recognized. For this reason, Concussions can be difficult to diagnose. Due to the damaging after-effects of a Concussion, it is important to learn the signs and symptoms of this serious injury.

First here are the OBVIOUS SIGNS:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Feeling pressure in the head
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensitivity

 

NOT SO OBVIOUS symptoms:

  • Confusion
  • Feeling as if in a fog
  • Poor memory
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue

 

Many individuals who suffer from a concussion may develop symptoms immediately. Others can develop symptoms several hours or even a few days after the traumatic event. Some symptoms that commonly occur with a concussion do not fit into a specific category. They are general symptoms that can affect different aspects of bodily functions and can develop either immediately after the injury or days later, It may appear as something as unusual as a strange taste in the mouth or disorders affecting the sense of smell.

Children may be less likely than adults to recognize when something is not right in their bodies. Children have the ability to dismiss symptoms and continue on with their normal routine.

About the Author:

Dr. Annalee Kitay, D.C. practices Alternative Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida, and also sees patients in New Jersey. She can be reached at 561-620-6007

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