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What is the recovery process for a minor brain injury?

On Behalf of | Oct 25, 2018 | Brain Injuries

When accidents happen, a victim could suffer a wide range of injuries. When a head is impacted, trauma to the head can be severe. In other cases, a minor hit or blow to the head could cause harm to one’s head. This could result in a minor brain injury, such as a concussion. While this is a minor brain injury, a concussion could effect a Virginian for some time, impacting one’s ability to socialize, hold down a job and lead a normal life. Because of this, it is important to consider the steps it takes to recover from such an injury.

A concussion might seem like a common and rather minor head injury. While it is likely a minor brain injury, the reality is that some damage can be caused with each concussion. Because of this, victims that suffer a concussion in an accident should consider the recovery process, especially if this is not the first concussion he or she has suffered.

Initially, following the injury, it is important to rest and take it easy. Limiting physical activity or activities that require thinking and remembering is important as these could worsen the symptoms. Getting enough sleep is also crucial as this promotes healing. Additionally, one must slowly increase their activities, first with light activities, then moderate activities before returning to regular activities.

Certain factors could delay the recovery process after suffering a concussion. The first is a history of previous concussions or other brain injuries. Next, a neurological or mental health problem could delay the recovery process. Other factors that could delay recovery include learning difficulties, and family and social stressors.

Even though a concussion is considered a minor brain injury, the fact of the matter is that this injury could still effect a victim of an accident, causing them physical and financial harm. In these matters, it is possible to seek compensation through a personal injury action, which could help hold a negligent party accountable as well.