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Concussion sufferers who are screened for brain injuries and receive follow-up care can avoid serious long-term health consequences. Follow-up care plans for concussion victims include basic recovery strategies that allow the brain to heal before resuming its daily activities.
The following article outlines recovery strategies for a concussion but is by no means a substitute for medical care or advice from a licensed physician. If you were the victim of an accident and need help finding medical treatment or paying for concussion care, reach out to a San Antonio brain injury attorney for a case consultation.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by trauma to the head. A victim does not have to hit their head to suffer a concussion. Jarring of the body, head, and neck can cause a brain injury.
Concussions do not necessarily cause a loss of consciousness. Most people with a concussion make a complete recovery.
Signs and symptoms of a concussion may not appear for hours or days following an accident. They may change over time making any symptoms difficult to recognize and manage.
Anyone who suffers a head injury should be evaluated for a concussion immediately and be monitored for any of the following:
Changes in a victim’s condition must be addressed to avoid worsening of their brain injury.
To optimize the recovery process and permit the brain to heal, a concussion victim should rest and drink plenty of fluids after an accident. A consistent bedtime routine is needed along with rest periods throughout the day.
In addition, a concussion victim should also:
Never wait to get medical attention following an accident. Putting off injury care can cause long-term complications and make a full recovery impossible.
If you or a loved one suffered a concussion through no fault of your own, reach out to The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC. We have represented injury victims in San Antonio for two decades and will gladly review your situation at no cost.
The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, offers personalized legal representation that is committed to resolving your legal matter as efficiently and inexpensively as possible. You can rely on our attorneys to stand up for you and aggressively pursue justice on your behalf.
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