Brain injuries are frequently seen in major vehicle accidents. Suffering a brain injury is devastating and can cause long-term health issues. Brain injuries can be as mild as a concussion to severe like a Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. Since traumatic brain injuries and concussions can be confused with another, it’s essential to understand the signs of a TBI. Traumatic brain injuries are serious and should not go untreated. Let’s go over some of the common symptoms of a traumatic brain injury.
A headache is one of the most common symptoms of a traumatic brain injury. The headache may be persistent or get worse over time. These usually develop from pain caused by damage to the muscles or bones in the head and neck area. Considering the force of impact that often leads to TBIs, these headaches indicate a more significant health concern.
Depending on the severity of the traumatic brain injury, victims sometimes experience unconsciousness. Unconsciousness may last anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours. In some cases, it could even last more than a day.
Changes in Mood
Victims of a TBI sometimes develop depression and anxiety as a result. The brain regulates our emotional states, so even a minor change due to injury can create major differences in our emotions and behavior. These symptoms may even combine to impact your job, relationships, and quality of life in many cases. Mood swings from these altered emotional states can even lead to dangerous or irrational thoughts and actions in some cases.
Abnormal changes to your five senses, such as blurred vision, tired eyes, ringing ears, and loss of taste or smell, are common signs of a traumatic brain injury. Vision problems may arise due to difficulty focusing your eyes or sensitivity to light and stimuli. Tinnitus, a muffled or ringing sound in one or both ears, is often associated with trauma to the brain’s hearing centers.
Brain injuries can have lasting effects on your concentration, memory, and speaking, among other cognitive problems. Cognitive issues impact the way we think and reason. After sustaining a head injury, you may become confused, disoriented, or feel “foggy” after sustaining a head injury. In some cases, you may have memory loss and not remember the cause of the injury.
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