Mild concussions are usually associated with an accident that caused the head or upper body to be violently shaken.
A concussion to the head can jolt or shake the brain; it can temporarily disturb the normal brain functions. Certain symptoms can appear by a sudden occurrence or gradually over a period of time. It is possible for the person to lose consciousness, but this doesn't always happen.
When an individual has suffered from a flow to the head, it is important to look for specific symptoms, such as:
- Temporary memory loss
- Ringing in the ear
- Blurred vision
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of balance and coordination
- Slurred speech
In addition to these symptoms, some individuals have been observed to exhibit amnesia. Additionally, they can experience behavioral changes, restlessness and irritability. A mild concussion should not be neglected. Many times, what has been presumed to be a mild head injury, ultimately turns out to be a severe injury - after a few days.
If you are diagnosed with a mild concussion, your doctor will most probably prescribe medication such as acetaminophen to help relieve your headache. Do not use other pain relievers; use what your doctor gives you because there is always a risk of bleeding. Generally, you will feel much better within a few months - with sufficient rest and proper treatment.
Prevention of repeated concussions is very important because there is always the possibility of severe brain damage occurring, which can lead to major complications such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Remember to always wear a helmet when on a motorcycle and use your seat belt no matter how short the drive.
If you, or someone you love, suffered a mild concussion from a car accident or another type of accident, locate the personal injury attorneys for the San Bernardino county. The law offices of Peach & Weathers Personal Injury & Accident Lawyers and find out if you are entitled to the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
So remember serious head and neck injuries can result in additional medical problems later. A brain injury can lead to chronic pain, memory loss, equilibrium problems, and headaches; a neck injury can lead to loss of feeling in the limbs, loss of mobility, chronic pain and weakness. At Peach & Weathers, our attorneys consult medical experts as needed in order to determine potential complications and side effects associated with serious injuries and work to obtain compensation for those costs.
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