We’ve all had the occasional bump on the head. But do you know how to recognize the signs of a concussion in yourself or your loved ones?

Concussion Signs and Symptoms

Concussion symptoms can vary from person to person, but typical signs include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Fatigue and/or drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Amnesia: trouble remembering events prior to or immediately after the blow to the head

A concussion may or may not result in loss of consciousness.

How to Treat a Concussion

If you suspect a concussion and the symptoms appear to be getting worse, take the patient to the nearest emergency department.

Our Sentara Neurology Specialists team offers expedited appointments for student athletes with suspected concussions.