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How do concussions manifest?

If you're a Pennsylvania resident who has recently received a head injury, you may also be facing concussive symptoms. Phillips, Phillips & Smith-Delach, P.C., can help you handle the legal portion of your brain injury case. However, the first step is identifying your symptoms and determining the extent of your injury.

Concussions can be somewhat difficult to detect and treat. This is because their symptoms can be incredibly varied and may change depending on the kind of hit you received and its location. However, there are some common symptoms that can manifest regardless of the injury. These symptoms may include:

  • Trouble concentrating
  • Difficulties sleeping
  • Constant headache or unusually painful headache
  • Issues with balance
  • Sensitivity to sound and light

These symptoms can also be shared with unrelated problems like chronic migraines or illnesses. It's important to note the onset of the symptoms in order to help determine if they're caused by the injury itself. Most symptoms will show within minutes or hours. The more severe a concussion is, the more intense and rapid the symptom onset will likely be.

It's possible for concussions to cause lasting damage and emotional distress. This is part of why it's so important to get them diagnosed and treated as early as possible. Otherwise, you might find yourself facing issues like potential job loss, depression, or other stress-related health issues.

Brain injuries or concussions will affect every person differently. If you have been a victim of a head injury and would like to read more about how to identify and treat it, take a look at our web page for more information.

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