brain injuries are more serious than others, the term mild can be misleading—especially
when it comes to concussions. Although the term “mild” is
used in reference to the severity of the initial physical trauma which
caused the injury, it doesn’t determine the severity of the consequences
of the injury.
Whenever the brain experiences a violent force or movement, the soft, floating
brain collides with the skull’s uneven and rough interior. This
direct force or sudden movement applied to the head can set the brain
tissue in motion, causing neural cells to stretch and perhaps tear. Neural
cells need a precise balance and distance between cells to effectively
process and transmit messages between cells, so a concussion can disrupt
how the brain processes information.
The following is important information about mild brain injuries:
A quick recovery is not always the case. While a mild concussion can take a person days or weeks to fully recover,
each case is unique and has its own set of variables. Sometimes, it can
take several months for symptoms to completely resolve.
Recovery is typically uneven. A person recovering from a brain injury often has his or her “good
days” and “bad days.” Even on good days, it is imperative
to give yourself more time to complete tasks and listen to your body.
Create the best possible environment for recovery. After a concussion refrain from alcohol consumption, as well as substances
like caffeine or nicotine. Since these substances affect the central nervous
system, they can affect a person suffering from a mild concussion much
more than it did before the injury.
Get professional assistance. Brain injuries are often frustrating to deal with, especially since the
injury can impair a person’s ability to accurately assess their
abilities. Working with a professional can help you understand the work
you have ahead and identify specific problem areas in order to resolve them.
If you suffered an injury caused by a negligent party in Colorado,
contact our Boulder personal injury attorney at
Klein Frank, P.C. today.