The Long-Term Effects of a Concussion

The Long-Term Effects of a Concussion

What to Expect After a Concussion

It is often difficult to know what to expect in the aftermath of a head injury. Some people merely have physical symptoms, while others slowly begin experiencing changes in brain function, personality, appetite, and more.

After experiencing a traumatic blow to the head, most people begin to see the signs of a concussion in rather short order. In addition to headache, loss of consciousness, and/or pain near the site of the related external injury, common short-term symptoms and side effects of a concussion include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of coordination and balance
  • Dizziness
  • Blurry eyesight
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Delayed responses in conversation
  • Complaints of mental fogginess

Some of these symptoms are more likely to stick around than others, and some may even last for years after the initial injury. While most people make a full recovery and become symptom-free within several weeks, others may experience what is known as Post-Concussion Syndrome, in which injured persons develop long-lasting problems, such as:

  • Difficulty remembering things and concentrating
  • Personality changes
  • Irritability, aggression, and other negative changes in temperament
  • Sleep disorders
  • Depression

The difficulties that arise from symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome could disrupt your life for years, to the detriment over your family, work performance, social life, happiness, and overall health. However, Post-Concussion Syndrome can sometimes be avoided by beginning concussion therapy as soon as possible and receiving ongoing treatment from a trained professional.

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You don’t have to suffer alone any longer. At ProFysio Physical Therapy, we can provide you with the healing, therapeutic services you need to allow your body and brain to rest and heal properly. Allow us to come alongside you and help you throughout the recovery process.

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