Concussions are a common type of injury that occurs because of sport-related accidents and car crashes. A concussion can be a severe condition, and for some patients, the symptoms persist long after the accident.
Most people’s concussion symptoms will go away around three or four weeks after they are injured. However, for about 10 percent of people who sustain a concussion, the injury will turn into the post-concussion syndrome. People who develop post-concussion syndrome suffer from symptoms like those experienced in a concussion, but they experience those symptoms for a longer period of time, sometimes for months after they are injured, and in extreme cases, for years.
Some of the symptoms these individuals suffer from include dizziness, headaches, irritability, anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, light sensitivity and changes in mood.
Post-concussion syndrome can appear in anyone, but it seems to be more common in mature adults and in women.
These injuries are less likely in children because their growing brains are more adept at overcoming and healing from these types of injuries than are older individuals.
Post-concussion syndrome is not correlated with having multiple concussions, but people who suffer from many concussions can develop other conditions, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is a condition often associated with football players. Other athletes who play contact sports can develop this condition as well.
Patients suffering from post-concussion syndrome are often prescribed medications to help them cope with headaches. There are also rehabilitation treatments and therapy methods to help people recover from this type of injury.
If a person develops post-concussion syndrome after being injured in an accident that is the result of another person’s careless or negligent actions, it is possible for them to recover additional compensation for this injury.
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