In order to recover from a mild brain injury it is important for you to understand the changes that your brain has undergone as a result of the injury. To be aware of these changes you, your family and friends need to be somewhat educated on exactly what this means. The person who has suffered the brain injury must understand that even with a “mild” brain injury there are going to be changes in the way you think, in your ability to accurately remember things and these will play a part in how soon you are ready to return to your normal life. Although you may “look perfectly fine,” the injury to your brain can’t be seen.

Medical research shows that information and education about the potential consequences of the injury is helpful to the person injured as well as family members and close friends. The basic symptoms that everyone concerned should be aware of are as follows:

Early Signs and Symptoms:

  • Being somewhat unaware of surroundings
  • Dizziness or experiencing vertigo
  • Feeling nauseated with or without loss of memory
  • Headache
  • Vomiting

Later Signs and Symptoms:

  • Anxious and feeling depressed
  • Difficulty with visually focusing
  • Diminished ability to concentrate and pay attention
  • Easily and/or excessively fatigued
  • Feeling lightheaded
  • Intolerance of loud noises and bright lights
  • Irritability and low tolerance for frustration
  • Low-grade headache that persists
  • Frequent ringing in the ears
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If you think you may be suffering from a mild brain injury, we recommend that you contact a medical professional specializing in brain injuries. You need to have your condition properly diagnosed and treated if necessary. You should also make contact with the Brain Injury Association located in your state. They have the kind of information you need and can also put you in touch with brain injury support groups, as well as the appropriate professionals and programs to help you understand and receive treatment for your condition. If you or a loved one has suffered a mild brain injury due to someone else's negligence, contact O’Connor, Runckel & O’Malley and we will provide you with a free consultation with an experienced brain and head injury lawyer. At O’Connor, Runckel & O’Malley, we make sure you have the resources necessary for the evaluation and diagnosis of all types of brain head injuries.

(Source: BIAUSA )

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