Our brains are very soft and fragile. Despite the three layers of protection ranging from the cranium, the meninges, and the cerebrospinal fluid, a simple blow could be sufficient enough to impair function. It does not take a significant amount of force to cause a serious brain injury.
One good punch, a hit on the head by a soccer ball, a fall down some steps, and so on could be enough to cause temporal to significant damage to the brain. If you have had any head contact be it mild to significant, please take it seriously.
The symptoms vary per person, and range from:
Light and/or noise sensitivity
Dizziness and balance problems
Anxiety and nervousness
Change in sleep patterns
Difficulty falling asleep
This falls under the category of a significant jolt, bump, and even a penetrating object such as a bullet. These usually lead to long-term and lifelong health issues.
All in all, even if it is only a mild brain injury, please do not self-diagnose. A misdiagnosis could have severe consequences in the short or long term. After all, it is your brain, air on the side of caution and talk to a professional.
Treatment may involve rest, medication, or surgery. For mild to serious TBIs rehabilitation always follows initial treatment. Rehab can take many forms from physical, occupational, and speech therapy.
Brain Training is a non-invasive method of supporting specific areas of the brain that are damaged. Brain training helps by finding areas of the brain where brain wave activity is lower or higher and helps to rebalance and reset the brain wave patterns to a normal, healthy functioning state.
To find out more about brain training and see if it could help support you, book a free no-obligation consultation today.