A concussion is most commonly described as a trauma to the head that disrupts the function of the brain. These traumatic brain injuries can occur after a blow or jolt to the head and are most frequently seen after a car accident, a sports injury, or a fall. Concussions may also occur whenever the head is shaken violently. There are many variables at play when someone suffers a concussion, causing recovery times to vary greatly.
If you believe you may have suffered a concussion seek medical attention. These brain injuries have the potential to cause internal bleeding or a blood clot that can put your life at risk. Below are a list of the most common symptoms associated with concussions:
Cloudy Thoughts: If you are feeling dazed and confused following an impact to your head, this could potentially be a sign of a concussion. Many people describe these cloudy thoughts as “feeling off,” or “out of it.” If you feel this way following trauma to the head, contact Wellspire Medical Group immediately.
Slurring Speech: Oftentimes when someone suffers a concussion they have a hard time maintaining normal speech patterns and will begin slurring when they speak. If you or someone you love suffers a head injury and then begins slurring their words together or trailing off without finishing their thoughts this could be a sign of a concussion.
Poor Balance: Swaying, loss of balance, and inability to walk in a straight line are all problematic symptoms following a head injury. This can be especially dangerous because it can lead to falling and hitting your already vulnerable head again.
Delayed Reactions: Not feeling as sharp as usual, or having delayed responses after a head injury can be a symptom of a concussion. If you are normally an outgoing and excitable person but seem reserved, quiet, or slower, contact Wellspire Medical Group right away.
Vomiting: While nausea can happened following an injury regardless if you suffer a concussion or not, it should not be ignored as a potential sign of concussion.
Wellspire Medical Group
Wellspire Medical Group proudly serves Atascocita, Humble and surrounding areas. We have been part of Northeast Houston as Mehta Medical Group for 30 years. Our name change reflects our broader scope of services. In other words, we are working hard to “Inspire Better Health!”
Wellspire Medical Group
8901 Farm to Market 1960 Bypass Road W #101
Humble, TX 77338