August 14, 2018

Symptoms of Concussions

Brain injuries can result from car crashes where no cut or bruise is on the head.   The violent jerking of a rear-end collision, for example, can imitate the well-known “shaken baby syndrome.”

Diagnostic tests typically will not show any changes on them unless a brain bleed is present.  Most often a CT Scan is used to rule out a more significant injury.

Many doctors just refer to this as “getting your bell rung.”   But symptoms, like headaches, vision issues, loss of time and confusion may indicate a brain injury.

The following are concussion symptoms:

  • Prolonged headache
  • Double vision
  • Dizziness; balance off
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory loss, usually short term
  • Ringing ears called tinnitus
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Feeling overwhelmed when it’s loud
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Personality change
  • Fatigue
  • Depression

If any of these occur after a blow to the head, or a whiplash, a neurologist or neuropsychologist should be consulted as soon as possible.

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