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What should you know about brain trauma signs?

On Behalf of | Mar 20, 2023 | Personal Injury

After suffering from a blow to the head, it is not unusual for brain trauma to result. Trauma can range from mild to severe, and the signs will differ for each.

Understanding signs of brain trauma is one way of getting the help needed in good time.

Mild vs. severe brain trauma

Mayo Clinic discusses the signs related to brain trauma. First, understand that mild brain trauma often takes longer for doctors to catch. This is because the sufferer himself or herself may not even notice something amiss at first.

Mild brain trauma usually manifests in symptoms that seem easy to miss at first, such as head pain that lessens over time or visual distortions that begin to clear on their own.

Of course, a doctor must assess the actual damage, which is why even someone who thinks they suffered from mild damage should seek medical aid.

Knowing physical and behavioral red flags

Regarding moderate to severe injury, the symptoms usually happen at a much stronger and faster rate, with most people noticing something amiss immediately after an incident.

With physical manifestations, the most common include head pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, blurred or otherwise disturbed vision, trouble balancing, fine motor skill issues, troubles with coordination and unconsciousness. In some cases, the victim may even slip into a coma.

Sensory disturbances also happen often, including ringing in the ears, aforementioned vision issues, and mixed-up senses of smell and taste.

Behaviorally, victims may act differently, too. This includes lashing out at others, seeming easy to agitate and refusing to get help. Of course, you should not abide by this refusal, as help is crucial.