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5 Signs of a Concussion after an accident

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Nov 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

After an accident the signs of a concussion can be sloughed off and explained away. A recent study in the Journal of Trauma Nursing found a failure to complain and recognize concussions in female high school athletes led to underreporting of the condition.

The researchers surveyed 77 high school students about their sports related head injuries and concussion symptoms. A majority of the students didn't associate the signs and symptoms with a concussion.

In my practice, I have seen the same trend with people injured in accidents. The key to proper treatment is a timely diagnosis, so if you've been involved in an accident and you are feeling any of the following, you should bring it to your doctor's attention.

5 Signs of a Concussion after an accident

  1. Feeling out of sorts: This can include memory changes, being in a fog and lightheadedness
  2. Change in sleep pattern: This can include insomnia or sleeping too much
  3. Headaches: A dull boring headache or neck pain that doesn't get better with aspirin or ibuprofen
  4. Mood changes: This can include depression, tiredness, anxiety
  5. Sensitivity: This can include sensitivity to light and/or sound  

Report these symptoms to your healthcare provider

Because the symptoms of a concussion are pretty subtle and can be explained away by folks injured in accidents, it is important to watch for these changes if you've been in an accident. Remember, the key to successful treatment is early diagnosis.  

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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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