How do you identify brain trauma?

On Behalf of | Nov 30, 2021 | Personal Injury |

After suffering from a head injury, you will also likely suffer from some form of injury to the brain. Brain trauma can come in different forms and may vary greatly from something that you can recover from within a few weeks, to something that will impact your life for years to come.

It is important to recognize when you are dealing with symptoms that may indicate brain trauma. This way, you can get treatment as quickly as possible.

Sight and sound anomalies

Mayo Clinic talks extensively about the potential trauma that a head injury can cause to the brain. Generally speaking, you will likely notice something is amiss quickly. However, in some cases of traumatic brain injuries, the symptoms may not begin to emerge until hours or even days after the initial incident.

Among the most common symptoms are sight anomalies, sound anomalies and headaches. Headaches will often persist for long periods of time or gradually worsen instead of getting better. Sound anomalies often include tinnitus or a ringing sound in the ears. As for sight anomalies, you may see sparks, light orbs or other disruptions in your vision during the initial head injury incident and in the hours following it.

Nerve damage

You may also struggle with limb control and nerve damage, resulting in numbness or tingling in the arms, hands and back especially. Problems with balance and coordination can occur, too, along with nausea and vomiting.

Neurological symptoms also emerge fairly quickly. This can include confusion, memory loss, and the inability to cope with stressful situations. Depending on the severity of the injury, the severity of the symptoms and the quickness of their onset will also change.