Head injury symptoms


This website has been designed to provide information on mild head injury, concussion and mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI).

It also contains many practical tips and tools to help with recovery.

What is mild head injury, concussion and mTBI?

Mild head injury is very common, but rarely results in any (permanent) brain damage.
Approximately 1 million people per year attend UK Emergency Departments with a head injury. Fortunately, the vast majority of them have what is called a mild head injury.

> Find out more about the assessment of head injuries

After suffering from a mild head injury it is normal to experience:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling disconnected from your body or the world around you (‘dissociation’)

> Read more about common symptoms

The long-term outlook is good. In the overwhelming majority of cases, symptoms settle within three months after the injury.

What you do after you have sustained a mild head injury is very important.
Based on the latest research, this website describes the best way to deal with symptoms of mild head injury.

> Find out what you can do to recover