The impact of a brain injury can have varying aftermaths. Some Tennessee injury victims experience significant problems right away that require treatment while other people manifest symptoms later on. The symptoms may be commonplace problems like headaches or a case of dizziness. If you have experienced a blow to the head recently and these symptoms appear, you may have developed post-concussion syndrome.

The Mayo Clinic explains that post-concussion syndrome is not an easily defined disorder. It can involve different kinds of symptoms. How long they last also also vary by individual. Many people who suffer from post-concussion syndrome actually do not experience symptoms for very long, usually for just three months. Still, some individuals may have problems for a year or possibly longer.

Some people may believe that you have to lose consciousness in order to develop something like post-concussion syndrome, but this is not the case. Post-concussion syndrome may develop whether you had lost consciousness due to an injury or not, and in fact post-concussion syndrome does not even require a concussion to develop. Sometimes an individual will be suddenly and violently impacted or shaken, which can create post-concussion syndrome.

It is not clear why some people have post-concussion problems and others do not after a head injury. Experts are divided on the cause, with some believing that structural damage sustained by an injury is a factor while others theorize that psychological factors are at issue. Some research has found people who have post-concussion syndrome tended to be more likely to have mental or emotional issues like anxiety, depression or a poor ability to cope with differing situations.

The symptoms of post-concussion syndrome can have a strong impact on your quality of life. In addition to headaches, head injury victims may have a ringing in the ears, problems with vision, a new sensitivity to light or sound, or emotional problems like anxiety. Seeing a doctor may help with treating these symptoms. And in the event your symptoms were caused by an act of negligence, you should be aware of your rights under law to seek damages.

Because post-concussion syndrome can manifest in many different ways, this article should be read as general information and not as legal or medical advice for your situation.