How severe is your concussion?

When California residents suffer from concussions, what do you do? First, you must determine how serious it is. Treatment options differ depending on the severity of the concussion. If your concussion is severe, your health and safety could be at risk. 

Mayo Clinic goes into detail about concussion symptoms. The more severe a concussion is, the worse the symptoms will be. There are two types of symptoms: immediate and delayed. Immediate symptoms appear at the time of the injury or shortly after. Delayed symptoms can occur hours or even days after impact. 

For immediate symptoms, watch for loss of consciousness, headache or head pressure. You may also experience confusion and amnesia. Dizziness, nausea and vomiting are also common symptoms. As mental processing slows, slurred speech and a delay in response may occur. Finally, victims may appear dazed and fatigued. They may want to sleep or be difficult to wake up. 

Delayed symptoms are also often neurological in nature. They can include: 

  • Personality changes such as increased irritability 
  • Memory or concentration troubles 
  • Light and noise sensitivity 
  • Psychological adjustment issues 
  • Taste or smell disorders 
  • Trouble sleeping 

These issues can worsen over time. This is especially true if the sufferer does not get proper medical attention. 

Of course, you should get any head injury checked out by a doctor right away. This is regardless of how severe it may seem at the start. A doctor will be able to set your worries at ease. They provide patients with solid advice to follow that will help them heal from their head injury in a safe way.