First, you must validate your injury and assess the magnitude. Often times, sustaining significant impact to your head will result in a concussion. Most concussions are mild, but there are cases of severe head injuries, and the protocol for an efficient recovery is strict. After receiving a blow to the head, be aware of the following as they may worsen: ringing in the ears, blurred vision, balance problems or dizziness, sensitivity to light or noise, irregular headaches, and memory loss.
Be sure to remain sedentary and avoid lights, electronics, noise etc. Get to the doctor’s as soon as possible, and ensure that they test you for a concussion. Head injuries/head trauma should never be taken lightly. There have been cases when patients aren’t tested for a concussion after sustaining impact to the head, and down the road, this will only hurt you. If a doctor believes you’re fine, but something doesn’t feel right, insist on being tested.
For example, it’s common that athletes try to push through injuries, and return to competing as fast as possible. However, ignoring any signs of injury will only lead to more intense symptoms. Dealing with a head injury efficiently will minimize the likeliness of post-traumatic headache syndrome or post-concussion syndrome. If diagnosed with either, you may experience: headaches, dizziness, sleep problems, anxiety, irritability, and cognitive issues for an extended period of time following the injury.
If you, a family member, or a friend has suffered from a head injury, contact us today at 617-898-0808 for a free, no obligation case review. Get the help you deserve to ensure your future health.