The effects of traumatic brain injury or acquired brain injury are very much dependent on the severity of the injury. There is no set time frame for maximum recovery that applies to all injured persons. Each individual will have a different injury and their own personal recovery process and outcome. It’s important to note that recovery from brain injury is quite often a slow process that can take years to overcome, and early access to rehabilitation and correct medical care from the outset is imperative for the best patient outcome. Unfortunately, survivors of severe brain injury may still suffer permanent diababiling effects of the injury for the rest of their lives.
One of the most common effects of traumatic brain injury is concussion, which is caused by a blow or bump to the head. Concussion can also be caused by a blow to the body that causes back and forth jostling of the brain inside that head. This can sometimes lead to post-concussion syndrome which is caused by symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, and nausea that can persist from a few days to over a year.
Post-concussion syndrome can be very traumatic for the person suffering the injury and can limit their ability to perform even the most basic everyday tasks as a result. Many of the clients we deal with who suffer from concussion also experience whiplash, which makes the injury and recovery even more disabling.
The most common causes of concussion include: