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Review the following resources from Centers for Disease Control:


Content Source: https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/symptoms.html

When to Seek Immediate Medical Attention

Danger Signs in Adults

In rare cases, a person with a concussion may form a dangerous blood clot that crowds the brain against the skull. Contact your health care professional or emergency department right away if you experience these danger signs after a bump, blow, or jolt to your head or body:

  • Headache that gets worse and does not go away
  • Weakness, numbness or decreased coordination
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Slurred speech

The people checking on you should take you to an emergency department right away if you:

  • Look very drowsy or cannot wake up
  • Have one pupil (the black part in the middle of the eye) larger than the other
  • Have convulsions or seizures
  • Cannot recognize people or places
  • Are getting more and more confused, restless, or agitated
  • Have unusual behavior
  • Lose consciousness

Danger Signs in Children

Take your child to the emergency department right away if they received a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body, and:

  • Have any of the danger signs for adults listed above
  • Will not stop crying and are inconsolable
  • Will not nurse or eat

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If you or your loved one has experienced either a traumatic brain injury or concussion and are recommended for rehabilitation services, please contact us.