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How can a traumatic brain injury affect your life?

Published on Dec 9, 2019 at 6:08 pm in car accidents.

Pennsylvania drivers who get into crashes will likely also suffer from injury. One of the most common types are traumatic brain injuries, often shortened to “TBI.” These injuries can have a profound impact on your life after a crash.

Despite the name, traumatic brain injuries have different levels of severity. Some people can have mild symptoms that go away with time and care. Others have symptoms so strong that they are life-altering. For example, someone with a severe TBI may find their memory impaired. Short-term memory loss is not uncommon with TBI victims. Sometimes a victim’s memory will improve. In other cases, the victim may never fully recover their former memory capacity.

Victims may also find themselves suffering from problems like neck pains and migraines. Nerve damage in the spine, neck and head can result in frequent bursts of pain. Depending on the area of impact, it is also possible for there to be emotional and behavioral effects. If you damage your frontal cortex, you may become more aggressive. You might also be prone to lashing out and suffer from lowered inhibitions.

Some people end up with impaired senses due to TBIs, too. This can include vision problems, hearing loss, and even issues with sense of taste or smell. Like other symptoms, these problems can be short-lived or may persist.

Are you curious to learn more about car crashes and their physical affects on victims? You can visit our web page to start your search. There is plenty of information available out there about crashes and their lingering effects. This can be a good place to start.

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