It is highly recommended that you should see a doctor if you experience any injury that causes a change in your brain function, even in cases of a concussion. People can seem "normal," but sometimes the symptoms of a concussion or moderate brain injury are hard to notice. Therefore, it is recommended that a doctor be seen to make sure that the injury is not a more serious condition.
Always call 911 for emergency medical care if symptoms include any:
- Changes in alertness and consciousness;
- Convulsions (seizures);
- Muscle weakness on one or both sides;
- Persistent confusion;
- Persistent unconsciousness (coma);
- Repeated vomiting;
- Unequal pupils;
- Unusual eye movements; and/or
- Walking problems.