At Finbury & Sullivan, P.C., we understand how serious a concussion can be. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you may be worried about the potential short-term and long-term effects of a brain injury. Even a small collision can result in moderate to serious damage to the brain: When the head is suddenly jolted or bounced back and forth, the brain can be bruised by the action, resulting in a traumatic brain injury.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the symptoms of a mild to moderate concussion can be subtle and easy to miss, but may worsen over time if not treated properly. Sometimes brain injury symptoms don’t show up until weeks or months after an accident. The signs of a traumatic brain injury can include:
- Irritability, anxiety and nervousness.
- Difficulty concentrating, remembering or thinking clearly.
- Dizziness, headaches, trouble balancing or vision problems.
- Lack of energy, trouble falling asleep or excessive sleeping.