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.
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- 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
- 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.
- Concussions: A guide to understanding symptoms and recovery
The Fraser Health Concussion Clinic's resource to managing concussion symptoms.
- Concussion posters
Two posters to promote awareness on concussions.
- HealthLink BC: Concussion
General concussion information, when to seek help, common symptoms and problems, getting better, preventative measures and follow-up.
- Brain Streams
Overview of concussion, prevention, coping with symptoms and resources.
- Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT)
Provides free online concussion toolkits and other resources for preventing and managing concussions.
- Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation
Guidelines for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms.
Resources for people living with anxiety.
- G.F. Strong School Program - G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre
Provincial resource program that seeks to meet the educational needs of students with neurological impairments sustained through injury or illness