By David Peel
Diagnostic tests typically will not show any changes on them unless a brain bleed is present. Most often a CT Scan is used to rule out a more significant injury.
Many doctors just refer to this as “getting your bell rung.” But symptoms, like headaches, vision issues, loss of time and confusion may indicate a brain injury.
The following are concussion symptoms:
Dizziness; balance off
Nausea and/or vomiting
Memory loss, usually short term
Ringing ears called tinnitus
Sensitivity to light
Feeling overwhelmed when it’s loud
Loss of smell or taste
If any of these occur after a blow to the head, or a whiplash, a neurologist or neuropsychologist should be consulted as soon as possible.
Peel seeks justice for those injured in tractor trailer and car accidents, medical malpractice, and disability. He often addresses churches, clubs and groups without charge. Peel may be reached through PeelLawFirm.com wherein other articles may be accessed.