What are the Symptoms of a Concussion?March 5, 2013 at 7:02 am | Posted in Concussion Management, Sports Medicine | Leave a comment
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The symptoms of a concussion are related to how well the brain cells are functioning and working together. The most common symptoms are:
Often, symptoms will worsen over a matter of days, and it is common for new symptoms to appear in the days following the injury. Symptoms may also worsen when the brain is stressed, for example, when a child is doing schoolwork or participating in a physical activity.
Age and pre-existing conditions
The following pre-existing conditions may be worsened or more difficult to control during a concussion. Concussion symptoms may also be more severe or prolonged in those with these underlying conditions.
- Migraine Headaches
- Learning disabilities
- Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Psychiatric Problems
- Mood disorders (anxiety, depression, etc.)
- Motion sickness
- Eye problems
Pediatric/adolescent concussions take longer to recover from. Those with prior concussions may take longer to recover.
For more information, you can see the following link:
CDC: Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports –
Acknowledgement – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Concussion Website