A concussion is sometimes described as a mild brain injury. However, that classification of “mild” can be misleading for many concussion sufferers and in particular those sufferers who experienced post-concussion syndrome.
What is Post-Concussion Syndrome?
Post-concussion syndrome is considered a complex disorder that has a variety of symptoms including, but not limited to, dizziness and headaches. Post-concussion syndrome can last anywhere from a few days to more than a year. Most, though not all, sufferers of this condition begin to notice symptoms within 10 days of their head injuries and many experience an alleviation of symptoms within three months.
How is Post-Concussion Syndrome Treated?
There is currently no medical treatment that can make post-concussion syndrome go away. Instead, doctors have to treat the symptoms of the condition. This may include, for example:
- Staying out of work or school
- Medication for headaches
- Counseling for depression and/or anxiety
- Rehabilitation to cope with cognitive changes or other symptoms
Of course, treatment can be expensive and you may lose income if you are unable to work in the weeks or months following your accident injuries. Yet, proper treatment is considered important for your long-term health and safety and an experienced car accident lawyer in Independence may be able to help you get the recovery that you deserve so that you can take the time to get treatment.
Contact an Experienced Independence Car Accident Attorney if You’ve Been Hurt in a Car Wreck
If you have suffered a concussion in an Independence car crash then you may be at risk of suffering post-concussion syndrome. You may be in pain, you may be unable to work, and you may be suffering financially, physically, and emotionally. You may also be entitled to legal and financial relief if someone else’s negligence caused you to suffer your accident injuries.
For more information, please contact our experienced Independence accident brain injury lawyers at (816) 471-5111 or (888) 348-2616 and please download a free copy of our book, Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim, for more information.