A concussion is classified as a mild traumatic brain injury and in most cases full recovery occurs within 21 days. However, prolonged recovery occurs in 20% of cases and benefit from vestibular rehabilitation. The number one symptom that you will have a prolonged recovery is dizziness.
In most cases there is not a loss of consciousness; however, a brief loss of consciousness or immediate vomiting after trauma can actually indicate a more rapid recovery.
- Difficulty thinking clearly
- Feeling slowed down
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty remembering new information
- Fuzzy or blurry vision
- Nausea or vomiting (early on)
- Sensitivity to noise or light
- Balance problems
- Feeling tired, having no energy
- More emotional
- Nervousness or anxiety
- Sleeping more than usual
- Sleeping less than usual
- Trouble falling asleep