Washington drivers like you understand the dangers of the road. If you get into a crash, you are likely to suffer from injuries. Of these injuries, head injuries are among the most common. You are likely to suffer from a concussion. In some instances, you may not even realize it.
Symptoms of concussions vary based on the injury severity. For more severe concussions, the symptoms are hard to miss. But mild cases sometimes end up scooting under the radar.
Severe concussion symptoms
Mayo Clinic takes a look at concussion severity and related symptoms. As mentioned, severe concussions have very noticeable symptoms. For example, you may end up unconscious for hours or even days. You might struggle to adapt to a normal sleep schedule. You could experience blackouts even after you wake up. You may experience extreme head pain that makes it impossible to do anything else. You might also have sensory disorders. This includes tinnitus, or a ringing in the ears. You might smell and taste things in a different way. Even your sense of touch could end up distorted.
Mild concussion symptoms
Mild concussions, by contrast, often involve very little unconsciousness. You might not black out at all. Your headache may also end up mild. Sensory damage often does not occur. It is also rare for you to end up confused or agitated, common symptoms of severe concussions.
If you have a mild concussion and do not know it, you may think you just need some painkillers and a little rest. But even a mild concussion can endanger you. For this reason, if you or your loved ones notice concussion symptoms, seek medical attention.