As a chiropractor in Destin, Florida, I have treated many people who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. I recently was involved in a motor vehicle accident where I sustained a head injury causing a concussion. I have a new understanding what patients who are recovering from a motor vehicle accident go through. Actually it is not always a vehicle accident, it can be due to domestic violence, or injury at a workplace, but the result is the same.
Sudden acceleration or deceleration of the head that is experienced in a motor vehicle accident, not necessarily a head impact, can cause a concussion. Concussions range in significance from minor to major, but they all share one common factor — they temporarily interfere with the way your brain works. They can affect memory, judgment, reflexes, speech, balance and coordination.
The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and may not be immediately apparent. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or even longer. Diagnosing a concussion is usually straightforward. If a blow to your head has knocked you out or left you dazed, you may have had a concussion. It’s more difficult, however, to determine whether the blow has caused potentially serious bleeding or swelling in your skull. Alabama personal injury lawyer warns: signs and symptoms of these injuries may not appear until hours or days after the injury. Contact Babcock Partners LLC today as soon as you notice such signs. Check out https://macgillivraylaw.com/ for appropriate legal advice in such cases.
Signs and symptoms of a concussion may include:
Some symptoms of concussions are not apparent until hours or days later. They include:
Rest is the best recovery technique. Healing takes time. For headaches, use acetaminophen (Tylenol, others). Don’t take aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), as these medications can increase the risk of bleeding.
Ken Whidden, DC
Emerald Coast Chiropractic
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