How to manage common physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms after a concussion.

Common symptoms following a concussion

The symptoms and problems that are common with concussions are usually temporary. Although troublesome, these symptoms are normal and should improve with time.


  • Headache
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Nausea
  • Poor balance
  • Feeling tired or sluggish
  • Changes in sleep pattern
  • Changes in vision
  • Sensitivity to light or noise


  • Reduced concentration
  • Memory problems
  • Trouble expressing thoughts
  • Trouble finding the right word
  • Feeling mentally foggy


  • Irritable or grumpy
  • Anxious
  • Depressed
  • Feeling more emotional

How do I deal with these symptoms?

Visit our managing symptoms section for resources on how to deal with common concussion symptoms and problems.