UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

When should I see a doctor?

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.