Post Concussion Syndrome
What is Post Concussion Syndrome?
Post concussion syndrome is a mild traumatic brain injury that is characterized by a combination of symptoms, such as headaches and dizziness. The affected person may also have difficulty sleeping. Sometimes, these symptoms can last for many weeks or months after the head injury occurred.
Post Concussion Syndrome Symptoms
Post concussion syndrome can affect an individual by causing the following signs and symptoms:
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Lack of Concentration
- Decrease in Memory Recall
- Sensitivity to Light
Post Concussion Syndrome Causes
Post concussion syndrome typically occurs because of trauma to the head. For most people, post concussion syndrome symptoms occur within 10 days and will often heal within a few months. Despite this, there are some instances in which the symptoms may last up to a year. Some of the causes are due to the following:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Sport-related Head Injuries
- Workplace Accidents
- Physical Violence
Post Concussion Syndrome Consequences
Post concussion syndrome can affect daily life in many ways, as it can cause headaches, lethargy, and mental dullness. Most often, a person with post concussion syndrome will experience headaches. These headaches may be tension headaches, cluster headaches, or migraines. If a person is experiencing a tension headache, it could be due to a coinciding neck injury. Because of this, the daily activities at home and at work will be significantly impacted.
Post Concussion Syndrome Treatment
One simple factor is often overlooked with post concussion syndrome. At times, people who experience a relatively minor head injury do not associate it with post concussion syndrome symptoms. It is usually assumed that only a more severe concussion would have caused the symptoms. If someone is experiencing these symptoms and was never assessed after a minor head injury, it is important to receive a diagnosis from a family physician.
Post concussion syndrome treatments are meant to ease specific symptoms. A physician may:
- treat the patient for headaches if over the counter medicines are not helpful.
- write a prescription for anti-anxiety medication for a finite duration if the patient is feeling anxious or worried.
If the neck was also injured in an accident, a chiropractor or physical therapist may also treat the patient.
If you or a loved one has experienced post concussion syndrome, please contact our Head and Brain Injury Lawyers for a free, personal, and confidential consultation. You can contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at 602-265-6700.
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