The Most Important Medical Advice for Recovering from a ConcussionTampa Bay Legal News
A concussion is a form of brain injury that happens when the brain has some type of force applied to it that harms the tissue. While concussions typically are not fatal, the long-term adverse physical effects of a concussion can cause a victim to suffer major limitations in life and be disabling. This is why concussions must be taken seriously. Since the symptoms of concussions do not always show up quickly and clearly, when there is a traumatic blow to one’s head, it is imperative to do a concussion check. It could take hours in some situations or even days before symptoms show up. Applying extra caution and taking the necessary steps to treat a concussion immediately improves the chances of recovery and reduces the potential of victims sustaining permanent harm.
Concussions can happen in a variety of injury situations. They can be the result of violent acts, they can happen after car accidents, and they can happen during sports events. When negligent actions of another party or entity are why your injury accident happened that caused your concussion, you may be able to take legal action and obtain financial compensation.
The Tampa brain injury attorneys at Fulgencio Law know how devastating traumatic brain injuries can be and that even just one mild concussion can have far-reaching negative implications for one’s life. If you were injured in a Florida car accident or another unintentional injury event, do not hesitate to reach out to an attorney at Fulgencio Law, providing legal counsel and representation to victims in the greater Tampa Bay area.
Rest is Best When Recovering from a Concussion
If you suffered physical trauma to your brain and you have any of the following symptoms, you may have suffered a concussion.
- Difficulty seeing clearly and visibility issues
- Significant fatigue
- Problems thinking clearly/memory loss
- Slurred speech
- Mood and emotional changes or disruptions
These are just a handful of the symptoms that can indicate a person suffered a concussion. But the best way to know for sure if you have a concussion is to see an experienced doctor that can do a neurological assessment, order an MRI or a CT scan, or schedule you for observation overnight in a hospital if necessary.
When you are diagnosed with a concussion, the number one piece of advice you will receive for recovery is to rest. This means limiting both physical and cognitive activities. You must allow your brain to rest and heal, and to do this you can not force it to exert too much energy. So refraining from using your computer or staring at your phone, taking a break from intensive reading, and reducing or avoiding strenuous physical activity are usually recommended.
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The length of time you will have to take it easy will be dependent on how severe your concussion is, and your doctor will advise you on what to expect. Though victims typically should plan on abstaining from physical and cognitive tasks until their symptoms have passed.
With over 60 years of combined experience helping victims of injury accidents, an attorney at Fulgencio Law can meet with you during a free consultation to discuss your injury incident. Please call today at (813) 463-0123.