Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury and they have gained significant attention in recent years due to their potential long-term impact on individuals and medical science having evolved in its understanding of concussions.
Symptoms of a Head Injury
A concussion occurs when the brain experiences a sudden blow or jolt, often causing the brain to impact against the skull. Concussions can occur through motor vehicle accident, sports accidents, and many other ways. When a concussion occurs, it can lead to functional disturbances that can affect and individual cognitively, physically, and emotionally. There results of a concussion can vary widely, however common symptoms include:
- Sensory changes or loss
- Impaired cognitive abilities like slower thought process and memory or reasoning issues
- Impaired communication ability including difficulty understanding others or expressing yourself
- Impaired physical abilities including lack of coordination, difficulty with speaking, seizures or balance issues
- Changes in personality, increased aggression or sensitivity, depression or anxiety or post-traumatic stress
Concussions can have both short-term and long-term impacts on individuals. In the short term, symptoms may include headaches, sensitivity to light and noise, dizziness, confusion, and nausea. Cognitive impairments such as memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and mood swings may also occur.
While most individuals recover fully within a few weeks, some experience persistent symptoms, known as post-concussion syndrome which can last for years, if not forever. Those with chronic post-concussive symptoms have to eventually learn to cope with their condition as after a few years the hope of any increase in recovery goes down significantly.
Concussions are often not objectively verifiable outside of brain bleeds, and as such an early diagnosis and start to treatment is important.
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