Most of us have found ourselves in some kind of awkward situation, where we have bumped our head, or even have bumped heads with a friend. There is only one way to describe the feeling you get after that trauma and that is pain. So, do you need to worry about having damaged your brain, or do you have a possible concussion?
I have always found myself cringing whenever I have seen professional athletes literally going head to head. Not to mention watching those terrible boxing matches where you can see the direct result of trading punches. I usually think to myself that there could be no way how those individuals cannot feel the pain. I know for a fact that last week I was sleeping and rolled around far too quickly and before I knew it, I had bumped my head against the wall and I found myself complaining of the pain.
This made me wonder what a concussion feels like. I know that people always say that their behavior is different than normal, after all, what can you expect after bumping your head against the inside of your own skull? Though, my friend has had a concussion and she mentioned that she felt nauseas, dizzy even and disorientated. She mentioned that aside for feeling all of those symptoms she had the worst headaches imaginable. I also found out that some concussions can last from a few days to a few weeks and even months, which I already think is just terrible.
For those of us that have never had a concussion, we have come off rather lucky. I do not like the idea of not being able to do something about how terrible you are feeling. I am sure constantly feeling nauseas and disorientated cannot be fun for anyone. I cannot think how professional athletes can keep taking part in the very sport that caused their injuries. I would have been too afraid to get a concussion again.
Though, I guess each and every individual can exhibit different symptoms of a concussion, as the severity of each concussion can differ from person to person, some being more serious than others. If you think that you have suffered a concussion, or feel that there is definitely something wrong, then it is better to consult your doctor. Keep in mind that in some cases symptoms of a concussion can take hours to manifest. Never even think about playing with your health. If there is any reason to have a doubt about your health, get yourself checked out by a professional.
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