What are the symptoms of a Concussion & Traumatic Brain Injury?

Brain InjuryA person’s life can change in an instance after sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI injuries are caused by a jolt, bump or direct hit to the head that interrupts normal brain function.

TBI symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the injury.  Mild cases include headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, mood changes and even a bad taste in the mouth.  More severe symptoms include extreme nausea, seizures, confusion, slurred speech and loss of coordination

Did a family member receive a traumatic brain injury in an auto accident?

Has one of your children received a concussion while playing a sport?

Has an elderly family member had an unexpected fall?

If you are dealing with the ramifications of a traumatic brain injury contact Church Wyble today for a free consultation.

Nearly 30% of all injury-related deaths related in the United States are caused by traumatic brain injuries according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What are common causes of a TBI?

  • Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries for young children and the elderly.
  • Assaults account for the majority of injuries for individuals from the age of 15 to 44.
  • Motor vehicle accidents are the second leading cause of deaths related to TBI.
  • Another leading cause is a direct hit or blow to the head by some form of an accident.  Many children sustain these injuries while participating in athletic activities.

Is a Concussion a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury with mild to severe symptoms which can sometimes last for a few weeks or longer.  Even though typical recovery is within a few days, signs of a concussion might not appear right away.

Symptoms of a Concussion

Concussion symptoms might not be evident until a person resumes normal activities after an injury.  Symptoms include:

  • impairment with a patient’s normal sleep pattern
  • an increase in mood swings
  • impairment of his or her normal cognitive abilities along with sensitivity to light and nausea

Are you or one of your family members dealing with the symptoms of a concussion or another traumatic brain injury?

Remember these symptoms might not appear until a significant period of time has passed since an injury was sustained, so make sure your family member gets the help he or she needs to recover.

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