Signs You’ve Had a Concussion

Each year it is estimated that between 1.6-3.8 million people in the United States get a concussion. Most of these come from accidents like slips and falls or repeated trauma, like youth and professional sports. Recently there has been heightened awareness about the signs, possible effects, and what to do if you were the victim of a brain injury. With proper recognition, you can decrease the symptoms and try to speed up recovery, which is of course better for your health in the long run.

The signs of a concussion generally appear after the first 24-48 hours following an injury.  Some symptoms show up immediately, while others take days to come to fruition. Similarly the particular injury may make it difficult for the injured individual to distinguish or acknowledge they are having medical issues. Symptoms include sever dizziness, nausea or vomiting, double or blurry vision, drowsiness or fainting, and inability to recognize people or places. You do not have to pass out in order to get a concussion, it is a traumatic brain injury that is caused by a blow, jolt or fall, to the head or body. The injury shakes the brain inside of the skull, and it is important to understand the possible effects of a concussion. Long term effects can include lack of inhabitation, language impairment, memory problems, or personality changes. The brain is very complex, so injuries can effect individuals differently.  With rest most people recover from a concussion, although the concussion does make your brain more susceptible to damage, so it is advised to take it easy on excessive physical and mental activities.  If you were a victim of brain injury there are steps you can take.

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Firstly after a concussion you need to rest your brain and body by getting sleep. The brain recovers in sleep, so take it easy while heal your noggin. Avoid specific triggers, if you find that loud music aggravates you after your concussion then try to avoid loud music all together, or conveniently carry around ear plugs. Of course if you are unsure about the injury and the recovery contact a medical professional immediately. Similarly, if you find there is something terribly off involving the injury itself and the treatment of the injury it may be a situation that warrants contacting a New York brain injury lawyer. If you have any concerns about an injury, or wrong doings associated with the injury it is worth your time to look into a possible brain injury lawsuit. Some instance that would require hiring a New York City traumatic brain injury lawyer would be: long term or permanently disabling injuries, reoccurring TBI (traumatic brain injury) symptoms, or medical malpractice.

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