Some concussion cases can fall through the cracks because the symptoms aren’t immediately obvious.
Q. “Does a concussion always hit right away?”
A. “No. By international definition… The symptoms can be delayed by up to seven days from the time the head gets hit. Sometimes it takes days for brain inflammation to cause these symptoms.” ~ Dr. Peter McAllister, NEINH.
He says it’s important to get to a doctor to sort out if you have a concussion to avoid long-term brain issues, especially if you’re at risk of repeated concussions.
Emmy-winning reporter Gillian Neff has been covering health topics for 16 years. She is currently a freelance reporter and anchor at News 12 Connecticut and also pursues her passion for medical news through Gillian Neff Health Reports’ blogs and videos.