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Concussion and Head Injuries

What are concussion and head injuries?

A concussion and head injuries are described as trauma to your head that is caused by a bump, jolt or direct hit. A concussion or head injury can happen when you’ve been involved in a car accident and you hit your head on a windshield or a slip and fall on an icy driveway that causes you to strike the back of your head on the ground.

What are the symptoms?

Similar to a brain injury, a concussion or a head injury causes symptoms that include headaches, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, sensitivity to lights and sounds, seeing double or blurred vision, confusion and lack of concentration.

Did you know…

A case study was done by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association that looked at a man who was involved in a motor vehicle accident had reached maximum recovery with the therapy he was being provided but was still complaining of neck and back pain along with headaches and dizziness.  When he went for a walk or to the grocery store his headaches would worsen. He also felt foggy and had trouble paying attention or staying focused. He assumed it was because his neck and back pain made it hard for him to fall asleep and stay asleep. His therapist conducted specific testing to see if he may have suffered a concussion and thanks to proper education and a hands-on approach, he was finally diagnosed with a concussion and treatment began.

What should you do next?

The most important thing to do is to see your family doctor, walk-in clinic or local hospital.  They will assess you and your symptoms in order to give you a proper diagnosis.  The next thing you should do is rest so that your injury begins to properly heal.

You don’t need to live with the symptoms of a concussion or head injuries. If you were recently in a car accident or any type of slip and fall, contact Accident Referral Specialist for a free consultation and we can let you know how our experienced team of lawyers and specialized clinics and doctors can assist in your recovery.

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