As you work hard and play hard there’s a chance of having a blow to the head. From construction workers to sports players the risk of concussion exists. It’s important to understand what a concussion is, symptoms, and protocol if someone is injured.
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury. It’s caused by a blow, violent jolt, or bump to the head. Anyone can get a concussion, from middle aged people to infants and the elderly. The most common symptom is a headache. Generally the symptoms go away within 2 to 3 weeks. While each person will need a tailored recovery plan, all of them involve physical and mental rest to return to normal activity.
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You may observe the injured person has symptoms including:
- Blurry vision
- Drowsiness and/or fatigue
- A ringing in their ears
- A dazed appearance
If you believe you or someone you know has a concussion, it’s critical that you contact a trained healthcare provider immediately. Generally the concussed individual should have a one to two day period of rest. They can then resume their activity gradually. It’s best to be seen immediately after a traumatic head injury and then again within 24 to 72 hours. This gives your healthcare professional a second assessment to see how you’re functioning.