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What is a concussion test?

A concussion is a complex type of brain injury that can be caused by a variety of circumstances – usually by falls, a direct blow to the head, or from a high-impact sport collision.

A concussion test involves a series of questions that evaluate your symptoms following a head injury. There are different variations of test that can measure your motor skills, your cognitive functioning, or the physical symptoms that you are experiencing.

An accurate concussion diagnosis and treatment plan are essential for a proper concussion recovery. Concussions tests can be effective in understanding your symptoms but are not substitutions for seeing a concussion specialist or a medical doctor.

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What are concussion tests used for?

The type and severity of symptoms that individuals experience from a concussion vary from one person to the next. If you’re unable to get immediate medical assistance, conducting an online concussion test can provide information to help you make sense of the symptoms that you’re experiencing.

Concussion tests rank the symptoms that you’re experiencing using a scale based on severity. Some common concussion symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Poor Concentration
  • Foggy Brain
  • Light & Sound Sensitivity
  • Irritability And/Or Difficulty Reading, Watching TV Or Using A Computer
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When to take a concussion test?

If you’ve experienced any kind of head injury or impact, a concussion test may be useful to determine the next steps that you should take following your injury. You should consider taking an online concussion test if you have experienced any of the following:

  • Sustained a sports injury in a high-impact sport
  • Had a serious fall
  • Were in a car accident that induced whiplash

Taking a concussion test can help you evaluate your symptoms and determine the need to see a medical professional.

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Ready to get started?

If you’re ready to take a closer look at your symptoms and what they might mean, it’s time to proceed to the online test. If you have any questions about your results, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Free Online Concussion Test

Please rate your symptoms as accurately as you can using the following scale:

0–2 = Mild, 3–5 = Moderate, 6–8 = Severe

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