What Happens To The Brain After A Traumatic Injury?


A brain injury can change your life forever. Recovery can be a long road, one that some never fully manage to reach the end of. An injury that at first may appear minor (such as a concussion) can take on a much more devastating toll later on causing the victim a vast array of symptoms that interfere with the quality of their lives. A headache and feelings of dizziness are just the start. One who was once active can become constantly fatigued, bouts of depression are common and memory loss can slowly creep in, leading to catastrophic results.

Symptoms are Compounded by the Severity of Injury

These symptoms are only compounded by the severity of the brain injury. Sadly there is a correlation between this and the length of time plus the severity of the symptoms. In some of the more serious cases of traumatic brain injury, a person’s personality can completely change, they may no longer connect to their spouse or partner the same way they used to. Marriages, careers friendships and all other interpersonal relationships can change forever as the sufferer tries to piece their life back together. Unfortunately, not all of these figurative pieces are as they were and this can soon become evident.

Luckily lots of people can and do make a tremendous physical and mental recoveries due to the support of their families, friends and medical treatment, but not everyone is so fortunate. There are various symptoms that doctors are aware of and these are the first things victims of a traumatic brain injury are told to look out for, and then monitored to assess.

What are some Conditions Suffered after Brain Trauma?

Epilepsy for example is a condition that those who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury may need to endure after the injury occurs. Epilepsy is difficult to diagnose until it strikes. When it does it is incredibly hard to predict. What makes this so dangerous is a fit or seizure can happen when a person is doing something important like driving a car at speed or operating some form of machinery. These fits do have things that trigger them but every sufferer is different and individual difference applies. Some people may never be able to drive or visit certain places again. Those whose careers may be dependent on their ability to drive will face a whole new set of challenges. Sufferers from epilepsy can take medication to make their lives easier but as with any serious medication there are known side effects.

Making a Claim

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