Concussion Guide

Identifying and Managing a Suspected Concussion

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Identifying a potential concussion

A person cannot be properly diagnosed with a concussion until a medical professional has seen them, but listed below are some of the common indicators:

If the WARNING SIGNS are severe, seek immediate medical attention.

Axis Sports Concussion Clinic

If you believe you, or someone you know has a suspected concussion, make an appointment to be seen at our concussion clinic.

Dealing with a suspected concussion

So long as the symptoms are not severe (see Warning Signs), a person suspected of having a concussion should be seen by a medical professional within a week of their injury. Before any appointment, it is important to follow this guide:

Sleeping

Someone should monitor the person while sleeping for the first night:

Warning Signs

If any of the following symptoms are identified, immediate medical attention should be sought:

  • Neck pain
  • Deteriorating conscious statea
  • Increasing confusion or irritability
  • Seizure or convulsion
  • Double vision
  • Severe or increasing headache
  • Repeated vomiting (more than twice)
  • Unusual behaviour change
  • Weakness or tingling/burning in arms or legs