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Should I worry about my concussion after a crash?

On Behalf of | May 18, 2023 | Car Accidents |

Getting in a car crash could be stressful and overwhelming. Despite being a minor crash, you could sustain injuries like concussions. They are common injuries in road collisions. However, should you worry about them?

Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries. They typically happen due to force or impact, which is common in car accidents. Most concussions have varying symptoms, which usually go away after a few weeks from the incident.

They might not be a significant cause for worry, but their symptoms could be troublesome. You might need medical care and medication to keep symptoms at bay. The common symptoms of concussions include the following:

  • Dizziness and nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty balancing
  • Headaches and light or noise sensitivity
  • Fatigue
  • Grogginess
  • Memory problems
  • Inability to think clearly
  • Mood swings
  • Easy to anger or irritate
  • Sleeping irregularities

However, these issues might be related to other health conditions. Doctors could find difficulty determining if the concussion caused them. Still, getting checked by a physician could help minimize the symptoms and get ahead of any severe effects.

What symptoms should I worry about?

Cases of concussions tend to be mild, but they could become serious due to potential blood clots. They are emergencies, necessitating immediate medical attention. If you experience the following symptoms, call for emergency care immediately:

  • Persistent headache
  • Unusual numbness or coordination issues
  • Vomiting frequently
  • Difficulty speaking properly
  • Odd mannerisms
  • Uneven pupils
  • Inability to stay awake or total unconsciousness
  • Restlessness or confusion

Development of blood clots due to concussions could be unpredictable. No matter how mild, it would help if you went to the hospital after sustaining a concussion.

A proper examination could help address your symptoms and determine if you need further medical treatments. It might also give you some security while you recover from your injuries after the crash.