What Are The Long Term Effects Of A Traumatic Brain Injury?

Redwood City CA Concussion Doctor Answers – What Are The Long Term Effects Of A Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury is another way to describe a concussion. There are two kinds of traumatic brain injury. They are mild and severe. You can receive a mild or severe traumatic brain injury in pretty much the same way, only if you experience a severe traumatic brain injury, you may have sustained other bodily injuries as well. For instance, you could have been in a car accident and experienced whiplash and a concussion. You might have a few bumps and bruises, a stiff and sore neck, and a mild traumatic brain injury.

But if you have sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, you more than likely have been in a more serious car accident and sustained bumps, bruises, and whiplash, as well as cuts, scrapes, broken limbs or internal organ damage, in addition to a severe traumatic brain injury.

You might think that a mild concussion requires only medical care and some at-home observation before life picks up where it left off and continues as normal. For some people, this may be true, but for others the road to wellness and pre-concussion life is longer and less easy to travel upon. This is because as the brain heals, it is sensitive to re-injury and if a person goes back to their everyday activities before they are medically cleared to do so, they are more likely to re-injure their brain.

It can be frustrating to sustain a traumatic brain injury, because you are limited in what you are allowed to do. Some people resume their everyday activities even though they’re not supposed to, because they are bored, and tired of sitting around the house and missing out on their favorite activities. The truth is that if your concussion healthcare professional says that you should avoid strenuous activity, then you must avoid it at all costs, or you risk re-injury and setbacks.

If you think seven days of restricted activity sounds dreadfully dull, imagine having two more weeks or even a month extra tacked on, because you wanted to resume your nightly running habit before you were medically cleared to do so. It is very important for the health of your brain that you listen to what your healthcare professional advises, and that you stick to it. People with mild traumatic brain injuries can also experience long term headaches, dizziness, trouble with memory or concentration as well as depression not just as their brain heals, but after it has healed all that it can.

For persons with severe traumatic brain injuries, they may have all of the long term effects that a person with a mild brain injury does, but with more severe or intense levels of damage to the brain. In addition to memory problems, they may have problems with cognitive function too. Or they may experience physical problems, such as muscle or limb weakness brought about by injury to the part of the brain which controls that part of the body.

For more in depth information in regards to your unique brain injury condition, make an appointment with your healthcare professional today.

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