The most common diagnosis given to brain trauma is a concussion. Concussions are graded from mild (grade 1), moderate (grade 2), to severe (grade 3). Several variables are identified such as loss of consciousness, transient mental confusion, and post concussive symptoms. Post-concussion symptoms vary person to person but some of the symptoms are as follows and can last anywhere from days to several years:
|Photophobia- Sensitivity to Light||Phonophobia- Sensitivity to Sound|
|Tinnitus- Ringing in the Ears||Impaired Memory|
|Easy Distractibility||Impaired Comprehension|
|Forgetfulness||Impaired Logical Thought|
Some brain injuries are immediately noticeable while others take time to manifest and develop. It takes a skilled clinician to address these issues and properly document them and treat them. If your doctor is not documenting your working memory, attention, immediate recall, delayed recall, visuomotor tracking, and cognitive flexibility then they are doing you and your case a disservice. Here at The Denver Integrated Spine Center we focus on treating car accident victims; we properly address any cognitive issues and or concerns.
Cognitive issues are very concerning for the individual as well as for close family members and friends. They will be able to see the decline in mental capacity first hand and usually before the affected individual realizes it. Brain injuries affect your job, your relationships, and your overall ability to function at a high level. These are life altering conditions and need to be treated as such. Not all doctors are created equal in their ability to diagnosis, treat, and document your injuries. It is your doctors’ duty to be able to prove the extent of your injuries and this includes all brain injuries whether it be a TBI, mTBI, or PCS.
If you have been involved in any motor vehicle collisions or feel that your injuries were misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all, please give us a call for a free consultation at 303-758-9000.