You may have recently bumped your head. It may have been a minor bump while walking through a low-hanging doorway, falling down a flight of stairs or during a car accident. There may have been no blood or cuts, but there may have been a bruise that you didn’t consider a real issue at the time.
Your injury may have led to a minor headache and some dizziness that shortly went away. You may have shown no issues at all from your injury.
As you age, minor head issues can be more problematic to your health than you may realize. You aren’t a kid that can spare a few bumps to the head anymore. Here’s what you should know:
Complications from concussions can take a while to show
Concussions happen when you take a hit to the head. You could also have your head or upper body violently shaken to produce a concussion. Many concussions occur through sports injuries, auto accidents and falls.
Signs of a concussion can be (and are not limited to):
- Memory loss
- Ringing in your ears
- Blurry vision
You may even blackout during a concussion and wake up confused. A concussion could lead to permanent damage to your verbal motor skills, sight or long and short-term memory, as just a few examples.
Changes from a concussion may not be immediately noticeable in your daily life. The consequences of a concussion can last for days, weeks or even years. You may not even show signs of a concussion for a significant amount of time after your accident – and other people may even notice the effects of a concussion before you do.
If you’ve been in an accident that’s affected how you live your daily life, you may need to seek legal help to recover from your losses.