A traumatic brain injury is the result of a violent blow to the head or body. Serious brain injuries can result in bruising, torn tissue, internal bleeding, and other long-term damage to the brain. A mild brain injury may only have temporary effects, but all brain injuries should quickly be examined by a doctor.
Traumatic brain injuries can have symptoms which are physical, sensory, cognitive, or mental.
Some of these symptoms include:
- Momentary (or sometimes long-term) loss of consciousness
- Confusion or disorientation
- Nausea and vomiting
- Speech problems
- Difficulty falling asleep or oversleeping
- Dizziness or poor balance
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Changes in the sense of smell
- Unpleasant taste in the mouth
- Loss of concentration
- Mood changes
- Depression or anxiety
If you or someone you know has experienced a recent traumatic brain injury, it is imperative that you seek emergency medical care right away because the brain could have internal bleeding which could cause long-term damage or death. Complete Brain Center offers state-of-the-art treatment for traumatic brain injuries.