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I sustained a concussion in an accident. What now?

By Apr 8, 2019 Posted in Personal Injury

               A concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) can be caused by a car collision or a fall. Concussions can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging brain cells. https://www.brainline.org/article/facts-about-concussion-and-brain-injury https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/basics.html What are the symptoms of Concussion (Traumatic Brain Injury)? Effects on Thinking • Difficulty thinking clearly • Feeling slowed down • Difficulty concentrating • Difficulty remembering new information Physical Symptoms • Headache • Nausea or vomiting (early on) • Balance problems • Dizziness • Fuzzy or blurry vision • Feeling tired, having no energy • Sensitivity to noise or light Emotional Effects • Irritability • Sadness • More emotional • Nervousness or anxiety Sleep Disturbance • Sleeping more than usual • Sleeping less than usual • Trouble falling asleep https://www.brainline.org/article/facts-about-concussion-and-brain-injury According to the CDC, symptoms following a mTBI typically include one of more of the following: difficulty in, focusing, organizing thoughts, remembering, or processing new information; problems with dizziness or balance; sensitivity to light or noise; sleep disturbance (including sleeping more or less than normal, or difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep); irritability or temper outbursts; and becoming emotional, tearful, or anxious. https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/symptoms.html Fatigue is one of the most frequently reported symptoms after Mild […]

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