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How to tell if you have a Traumatic Brain Injury

By May 4, 2022January 2nd, 2024No Comments
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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be tricky to identify. Typically if you are even having to ask yourself whether or not you may or may not have had a TBI you should first go seek out a doctor to evaluate you properly for this. They should at a minimum take a thorough history from you and perform a neurological exam on you for TBI findings. If your injury is more recent they should additionally send you for imaging like a Brain MRI or CT scan. This can help identify how severe the injury could be. Listed below are some of the symptoms that those suffering from a TBI might experience.

  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears, also known as tinnitus
  • Tiredness or sleepiness
  • A bad taste in the mouth
  • A change in sleep habits
  • Behavior or mood changes
  • Trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking
  • Loss of consciousness lasting a few seconds to minutes
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headache that gets worse or will not go away
  • Loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Repeated vomiting or continued nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • An inability to wake up from sleep
  • Enlargement of the pupil (dark center) of one or both eyes
  • Numbness or tingling of arms or legs
  • Uncoordinated or “clumsy” movements
  • Increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation
  • Loss of consciousness lasting a few minutes to hours

If you have one or more of the symptoms listed above you should look into being evaluated by a doctor to get a proper diagnosis and plan for recovery.

San Diego Chiropractic Neurology

We are a chiropractic neurology clinic that specializes in functional neurology, brain trauma, and spine trauma. Some other common conditions we work with are concussions and TBI, ADHD, POTS and dysatuonomia, headaches and migraines, as well as dizziness and disequilibrium syndromes.

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