A sports concussion can occur following direct contact to the head with an object, the ground, or another player, or indirect contact, such as a hit to the body that causes your head to move or turn quickly. Concussions can cause a variety of symptoms. Physical symptoms may include headaches, dizziness, neck pain, balance impairments, vision issues, noise or light sensitivity, exercise intolerance, and fatigue. Mental symptoms may include concentration difficulties, memory issues, or fogginess. Emotional symptoms may include sadness, irritability, anxiousness, or nervousness. In addition, a concussion can affect your ability to sleep normally.
It is important to seek medical care soon after a sports concussion to help promote recovery from symptoms and allow for safe return to sports participation.