Do Not Ignore These Critical Concussion Symptoms
Concussions are a common type of minor brain injury. When a victim's head suffers from an impact with the ground or another object, he or she may suffer a concussion. Inside the skull, the brain is surrounded by cerebrospinal fluid, which provides the brain with a cushion that protects it during an impact. A concussion occurs when the brain is forced into the side of the skull at a fast rate, too fast for the cerebrospinal fluid to cushion against.
Concussions are often considered to be “invisible injuries” because they may not have any obvious symptoms. Invisible injuries can be very dangerous for this reason. Always, no matter how minor your injury might seem at the time of your accident, seek medical attention for your injury. A doctor can diagnose your injury and prescribe an appropriate treatment plan to ensure you make a full recovery.
If you have suffered trauma to your head, try to be aware of the existence of the following symptoms. Some symptoms are easier noticed by friends, relatives, and colleagues rather than the victim him or herself. If anybody close to you brings one or more of these symptoms to your attention, you could have suffered a concussion.Emotional Changes
You might notice that you are feeling more anxious, nervous, angry, or simply more emotionally charged than usual after your accident. If you do not notice these emotional changes, those around you may. Significant emotional changes can be a strong indication that an individual has suffered a concussion.Mental Changes
You could experience difficulty with paying attention to simple tasks or understanding others when they speak. You might also experience short term memory loss or a sense of mental fogginess. If those around you tell you that you have recently become more irritable, irrational, or otherwise experienced a changed personality, discuss this with your doctor to determine if it was caused by a concussion.Physical Changes
A few of the physical symptoms of concussions include blurry vision, nausea, headaches, dizziness, and vomiting. Sleep problems, such as insomnia or sleeping too much may also be indicative of deeper concerns. If you have suffered from trauma to the head during an accident and experience one or more of these symptoms, do not write the symptom off. It could be a sign that you have suffered a concussion.Workplace Accident Attorneys in San Jose
A concussion can lead to serious health problems for you long after your accident. After you have received adequate medical care for your concussion, contact an experienced San Jose workplace accident lawyer to discuss your case and whether you have grounds to file a workplace accident claim. For more information about this process, contact Corsiglia, McMahon, & Allard, L.L.P. today to schedule your free consultation with our firm. Our firm proudly serves clients throughout the Bay Area, San Mateo County, Alameda County, San Benito County, Monterey County, and Santa Clara County.Sources