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How severe is your concussion?

On Behalf of | Jun 12, 2020 | Firm News

Missouri residents may suffer from concussion after a head injury. Some hits are not strong enough to cause concussive damage. In others, concussions may pose an immediate concern. 

Concussive symptoms differ from person to person. Not only that, but they change based on the severity of the injury you face. The level of damage often shows itself through the symptoms that present. 

Physical signs of concussions 

Mayo Clinic looks at the severity of concussions and the correlated symptoms. Concussions can fall into mild, moderate and severe categories. But you should watch any concussion with a careful eye. A concussion may indicate swelling of the brain. If left untreated, this can lead to a worsened physical condition. 

The physical signs of a concussion include: 

  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) 
  • Headache 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Drowsiness or fatigue 

Non-physical signs of concussions 

These may include: 

  • Personality changes including irritability 
  • Issues with memory or concentration 
  • Light and noise sensitivity 
  • Taste and smell disorders 
  • Disturbances in sleep 
  • Depression or other psychological adjustment problems 

These symptoms often do not happen right after the injury. They may start to show a day or more after the initial impact. Physical symptoms, by comparison, begin to show right away. They may worsen over time. You may also suffer from amnesia or a “memory fog”. This means that the events leading up to the injury are hazy in your mind’s eye. You may also experience profound confusion. 

Concussions can lead to other serious issues. If you suffer from one and display any symptoms, you may want to seek a doctor’s opinion immediately.