Signs and symptoms of a concussion
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. As part of that, we’re sharing some concussion safety tips.
What is a concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head or body. Symptoms can show up right after the injury or may not be noticed until hours or days later.
Signs and symptoms to watch for:
- Headache or dizziness
- Drowsiness or sleepiness
- Focus or concentration problems
- Blurry or double vision
- Balance or coordination problems
- Disorientation or mental confusion
- Memory loss
- Slowed thinking or speech
- Blank or vacant look
- Loss of consciousness
What to do if your child displays concussion symptoms:
- Immediately remove your child from activity
- Seek medical attention
- Tell your child’s coach or teacher
Children’s Concussion Clinic
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Children’s Specialty Center (ground floor)
2530 Chicago Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Garden View (third floor)
347 N. Smith Ave., Suite 300
St. Paul, MN 55102