Learn to recognize symptoms of a brain injury.
Brain injuries often go undiagnosed following car wrecks or other accidents because doctors don’t usually know you well enough to make a pre-injury and post-injury comparison, and patients do not know the symptoms.
What Are Symptoms of a Concussion or Brain Injury?
I often tell clients that they need to be on the lookout for brain injuries. For some head injuries, the problems are obvious. But in many cases, the problems are much more subtle. As a result, many concussions or brain injuries go undiagnosed because a doctor doesn’t know you well and doesn’t see the symptoms. Because of this, it’s important for you or your spouse or other family members to look for symptoms so you can convey that information to doctors.
Working on a case, I stumbled across a symptom chart from the Centers for Disease Controls that will help you identify potential brain injuries. Hopefully, this will help you recognize problems so you can get the treatment and care you need.
- Difficulty thinking clearly
- Feeling slowed down
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty remembering new information