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How Does Traumatic Brain Injury Affect Learning?

By May 9, 2022January 2nd, 2024No Comments
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About 5.3 million people are living with permanent brain injury (TBI) related disabilities in the United States currently. About 5% of the population will also experience a head injury and about 15% of those people will experience long-term symptoms. Many people will see that their ability to learn or do school work is impacted greatly. Some common symptoms post-TBI are listed below:

  • Shorter attention span
  • Memory difficulties (short and long)
  • Difficulties looking at images or text near and far
  • Reading difficulties with eye-tracking
  • Personality changes
  • Migraines from concentrating
  • Difficulties making quick eye movements when looking down at your notes and up at the whiteboard
  • Light sensitivity
  • Sound sensitivity
  • Difficulties discerning voices in a group setting

All of these symptoms contribute to major learning difficulties while at school or at work and can be very debilitating. Make sure you get evaluated by a concussion specialist if you are experiencing these symptoms.

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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