Concussion Care NorthWest

620 Arthur Street W.,     Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 5R8

For Emergencies Call 911

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SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

What are the signs and symptoms of concussion?

 

Often patients who are experiencing a concussion, or post-concussion symptoms describe changes in physical, emotional and cognitive abilities, including:

 

Physical 

 

headache

dizziness

malaise

fatigue

noise intolerance/sensitivity

vision sensitivity/changes to vision

ringing in the ears/tinnitus

trouble sleeping/increased sleeping 

balance difficulties

nausea

Cognitive Communication 

difficulty concentrating

difficulty attending

difficulty following directions 

difficulty remembering information 

difficulty reading

difficulty writing 

slurred speech 

difficulty word finding

decreased processing 

difficulty with social skills

disinterest in social activities/pursuits

executive functions difficulty (organizing, deducting, planning, sequencing)

feeling 'slowed down' or having 'brain fog' or being 'dazed'

Emotional 

irritability

depression

anxiety

emotional lability/sadness

increased anger





 

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and you feel that you may have sustained a concussion, contact your family physician or Concussion Care Northwest.
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