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How does a severe head injury impact you?

On Behalf of | Aug 27, 2020 | Brain Injury

Florida drivers like you may suffer from many injuries in a crash. The most common injuries usually involve the neck, back and head. Likewise, these injuries often cause the most notable damage. 

In particular, traumatic injuries to the head can leave you dealing with a lasting struggle. It can leave you working to right your life again years after the initial incident that caused the brain injury. 

Physical effects of a head injury

Mayo Clinic takes an in-depth look into traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and the effects you may suffer from because of it. TBIs affect you in different ways. They can affect you on physical, mental and emotional or behavioral levels. 

Physically, you may suffer from migraines and other head pains. These pains are often hard to treat with regular over-the-counter medications. You may experience disordered sensory issues, too. But these often resolve themselves early in the healing process. Examples include tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, and an inaccurate sense of taste or smell. 

Mental and emotional effects

Mentally, a TBI can have a drastic effect on your memory and concentration. It is rarer for you to struggle with long-term memory, but still possible. Short-term memory changes more often, though. You often have to make alterations in daily life to ensure you do not forget to do things that used to be habit. This can cause you frustration, which leads to the next issue. 

Emotional and behavioral problems often stem from TBIs. On a behavioral level, you may struggle with impulse control or anger management depending on the area of brain injured. As for emotions, you can get overwhelmed faster. This leads to even more outbursts, creating a vicious cycle that causes harm to you and your loved ones.