BRAIN INJURY

TRAUMATIC & NON-TRAUMATIC

Some, but by no means all, of the problems that may occur following a brain injury are listed below. It is important to remember that depending on degree, any one of these symptoms alone can be disabling:
  • Headaches, mild or severe

  • Pain which may become chronic and widespread

  • Memory problems

  • Blurring or reduction in vision

  • Changes in hearing such as hearing loss, or ringing in the ears

  • Speech and communication problems with an inability to find the right words and misunderstanding what others are saying

  • Change in physical or bodily functions

  • Difficulty with attention and concentration

  • Change in personality

  • Irritability, anger and/or frustration

  • Fatigue or inability to get going

  • Difficulty with tasks or activities, planning the work or school day

  • Inability to fall asleep or remain asleep

  • Balance and dizziness problems

  • Extreme sensitivity to light

  • Difficulty following multiple conversations in social settings such as parties, church, etc.

  • Difficulty with noisy environments like grocery stores, restaurants, televisions in the next room, or work and school environments (where that difficulty was not present before the injury)

  • Depression, which can be related to the traumatic brain injury itself, or as a reaction to changed abilities

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Please note: The information on this website is not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should consult your health care provider regarding specific medical concerns or treatment.