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The severity of brain injuries varies considerably

Various types of accidents can lead to a brain injury. Whether you were struck in the head by a falling object, involved in a slip-and-fall accident, struck by a vehicle or in any other accident, you should be aware of some basic points regarding brain injuries so you can keep an eye out for possible symptoms.

You should remember that not all brain injuries come from a direct hit to the head. It is possible to suffer a brain injury that is caused by the brain moving back and forth in a violent manner, as in a car accident. Here are some things you should know about brain injuries.

Symptoms might be delayed

There is a chance that the symptoms of a brain injury will be delayed. This means that you might not realize that you were injured for days or weeks after the accident. In some cases, such as a slow brain bleed, the symptoms might be so minor and come on so slowly that you don't think anything of them other than that they are annoying.

It is critical to seek medical treatment right away. Proper diagnosis and treatment can prevent further brain damage and help the person recover sooner.

Signs vary depending on the injury

One of the most common signs that you suffered a head injury is a headache. This won't be like a regular one. Instead, it is persistent and likely won't respond to over-the-counter medications. You may feel queasy or vomit. Vision changes, trouble concentrating, ringing in the ears, and sleep changes can occur. Some people will experience seizures or loss of consciousness because of the injury.

Diagnosing a brain injury

Diagnosing a brain injury usually involves a physical examination. Imaging tests might be performed to check for bleeding or fluid on the brain. You might also be asked to perform a series of movements to determine if there are any issues with your movements that signal a brain injury. Other methods of diagnosis, including observation in a hospital, may occur.

Treating a brain injury

The treatment for a brain injury depends on the type and location of the injury. Some less severe brain injuries, such as concussions, might require rest and OTC pain medications. Other injuries can require more invasive and prolonged treatments. If fluid is putting pressure on the brain, a shunt might be necessary. In some cases, doctors may need to monitor pressure on the brain, which would involve an invasive procedure to place the monitor beneath the skull. Physical and occupational therapy might also be necessary to help you recover as best as possible.

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