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Published: April 2, 2023

10 Major Symptoms of Pediatric Concussion

Medically Reviewed by:
Tatiana Sikorskyj, APN, RNFA
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Updated On: 19 Oct 2023

What is Pediatric Concussion?

Pediatric concussion is a common but serious type of traumatic brain injury that occurs when the brain is violently shaken or jarred inside the skull. It can cause physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms that can last for days, weeks, or even longer. While most pediatric concussions resolve without long-term effects, it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms so that your child can receive the proper care and treatment.


10 Major Symptoms of Pediatric Concussion

  1. Headache: The most common symptom of a concussion is a headache that does not go away. It can range from mild to severe, and it can worsen with physical activity.


  1. Dizziness/Balance Problems: Your child may feel dizzy or off-balance and have trouble walking or standing.


  1. Vision Problems: Your child may have blurred vision, double vision, or sensitivity to light.


  1. Memory Problems: Your child may have difficulty remembering things or have trouble concentrating.


  1. Fatigue: Your child may feel tired or have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.


  1. Irritability: Your child may become easily frustrated or angry.


  1. Sensory Problems: Your child may experience sensitivity to sound and light or have ringing in the ears.


  1. Nausea/Vomiting: Your child may feel nauseous or vomit.


  1. Cognitive Problems: Your child may have difficulty with thinking and processing information.


  1. Emotional Changes: Your child may become tearful or experience mood swings.

Get the Care and Treatment Your Child Needs

If your child is exhibiting any of the above symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention from a concussion specialist. The New Jersey Concussion Center in Morristown has experienced concussion specialists who can provide expert care and treatment to help your child recover. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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