Because of the tremendous complexity and importance of the human brain, any injury to the head has the potential to be extremely serious. The Minnesota Post-Concussion Attorneys of TSR Injury Law care about your brain injury and are available for a free consultation. Call 612-TSR-TIME. We will answer your questions and provide legal guidance and representation.
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Post-Concussion Syndrome Symptoms
Post-concussion syndrome involves a continuation of symptoms experienced in a previous concussion. Up to 80% of individuals who have had a concussion will also have some form of post-concussion syndrome. Doctors believe that individuals with pre-existing medical conditions are more likely to experience this condition.
Common symptoms seen in patients with this condition include:
- Slurred speech
Other symptoms may include:
- Sound and light sensitivity
In order to confirm the diagnosis, a physician will often perform a brain scan, such as an MRI.
Cause and Treatment
There is no treatment for post-concussion syndrome. The approach doctors generally take is to treat the associated symptoms. Pain medicine can be prescribed for headaches, while anxiety medications are necessary for some patients. Rest and relaxation is recommended to alleviate stress and symptoms.
The exact cause of post-concussion syndrome is unknown. Some physicians believe it is a result of structural damage to the brain following concussion. Psychological factors, including stress, may also play a part.
Post-concussion syndrome is a serious condition that can disrupt the lives of patients. Medical care and lost wages associated with this condition can be substantial. If your injuries were sustained as the result of the negligence of another, contact the Minnesota post-concussion syndrome lawyer of TSR Injury Law, at 612-TSR-TIME, to discuss your case or submit our free consultation form.