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Potential signs of a traumatic brain injury

On Behalf of | May 21, 2023 | Personal Injury

If you ever suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it’s important to act quickly and get medical treatment. Many of these injuries can get worse over time, so delaying treatment can be catastrophic.

But how do you know that you actually have a brain injury? There are certain signs and symptoms you can look for that indicate it may be time to go to the hospital. You could experience these symptoms after a car accident, after a fall, after being struck by an object at work or for many other reasons.

Uncomfortable sensitivity

First of all, you may have excessive sensitivity to things like lights and sounds. This can make it difficult or impossible to comfortably go to locations you may have enjoyed before. Work or even a social gathering can be overwhelming.

Headaches or migraines

A head injury can also cause consistent headaches. Normal painkillers may help to reduce the pain, but they don’t solve the problem. Sometimes, headaches turn into debilitating migraines.

Cognitive difficulties

With significant brain injuries, you may actually have mental issues, such as forgetting what word you’re trying to say, not being able to remember key facts and things of this nature. If you can’t remember the event that caused the injury, that’s a major sign of a TBI.

Nausea and vomiting

Brain injuries can also manifest as physical symptoms, where you may feel ill. People often experience nausea, and vomiting, which can in turn lead to dehydration.

If you have been seeing these signs and symptoms, do not procrastinate getting medical attention. It’s true that medical care can be expensive, so you may also need to know how to seek financial compensation.