Concussions are a serious problem that occur as a result of head trauma. Concussions can occur for a huge number of reasons: falling off your bike, getting hit by a hockey puck, getting into a fight – anything that can cause serious blunt force to your cranium.
Concussions can be very detrimental to the quality of a person’s life. In some cases, they reduce cognitive abilities to the point where it becomes difficult to complete everyday tasks. In other cases, they may be much milder, with next to no symptoms arising. We’ve outlined a list of the ten most common concussion symptoms below. If you or someone that you know have suffered blunt trauma to the head recently and experience any of these symptoms, immediate medical attention is recommended.
Symptom #1: Headaches
Headaches are pretty common occurrences, but if you get a headache shortly following trauma to your head you might want to be cautious. Headaches normally desist after some time, but headaches caused by a concussion can gradually increase until it becomes quite intense.
Many different types of pain can be present in a concussion-related headache: sharp pain, stabbing pains, throbbing, pressure behind the eyes or anywhere in the head. If you have experienced recent head trauma and are now experiencing persistent or intensifying headaches, seek medical help.