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How to Spot a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Part 3 of 4

You Have Been Involved in an Accident

When involved in a car accident or other injury, recognizing you have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may not be your first priority. The symptoms can range from minimal to permanent and life changing disabilities.

If you have a mild to moderate brain injury, it is possible to not to see the results of it right away, or to simply ignore the injury without treatment. However, ignoring the injury could potentially make the effects of the injury more severe down the line.

Now that you know what a TBI is and some facts about brain injury, the next step is knowing how to detect one:

 Be Alert

Always be alert and watchful for scenarios where your head and brain could be injured. This includes but is not limited to:

  1. Sport injury
  2. Vehicle accident
  3. Assault
  4. Slip and fall

See a doctor immediately if you have been involved in these situations because these are the most common reasons for brain injury.

Delayed Symptoms are Possible

Next, it is important to watch for symptoms of a TBI for a few months after the accident occurs. In some cases, symptoms of the brain injury do not appear until months after the incident. A person could look perfectly fine on the outside, but their brain functions may still be completely off. If not treated these issues could worsen or become permanent.

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The effects of a brain injury can vary with age, severity, and the individual. It is important to keep track of how you are feeling so that your injury can be assessed properly. Common symptoms of a TBI include:

  1. Headaches
  2. Neck pain
  3. Numbness
  4. Memory loss/confusion
  5. Emotional changes
  6. Lack of concentration
  7. Loss of inhibition
  8. Dizziness
  9. Loss of coordination and balance
  10. Ringing of ears
  11. Slurred Speech
  12. Nausea
  13. Blurry Vision
  14. Light sensitivity
  15. Sleep disruption
  16. Lack of energy

If you have any of these symptoms, it is extremely important to go to a doctor immediately so they can evaluate you. Your brain runs your entire body, and if it is injured, then you are putting yourself at risk for more severe damage. For more information on traumatic brain injuries, check out our series here.

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