What You Need to Know About Concussions

“I just got by bell rung, I didn’t have a concussion.”

“I wasn’t knocked out, so I didn’t have a concussion.”

“I just feel nauseous, I didn’t have a concussion.”

These are common misconceptions people have about traumatic brain injuries, also known as concussion.

While the loss of consciousness happens in some cases, this is not always the case. Concussions have a variety of symptoms and it is much more common for a student-athlete to sustain a concussion without losing consciousness. Instead, they may have a headache, dizziness, feeling foggy, being sensitive to light, having numbness or tingling, or even just feeling nauseous.

What are the signs and symptoms of a concussion?

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Balance disturbance
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • Depression
  • Vision Problems
  • Difficulty in school