Injuries sustained during a car accident can be long-lasting and debilitating. Concussions are among the most common injuries that a person sustains during a car accident. This can occur when your head strikes the window, the back of your seat or even an injury incurred due to the air bag. It is important to note that the concussion may not be a temporary injury. Some believe that after a week or two, the concussion clears up with no more symptoms. The truth is that post concussion syndrome may occur and it can last for months, according to Mayo Clinic.
Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries. In addition to striking your head against an object, you can also sustain a concussion when exposed to violent movement. In order to suffer from post concussion syndrome, you do not have to lose consciousness. It is not associated with the severity of your concussion either.
Normally, you will see the first symptoms within a week to 10 days of the initial injury. This syndrome should clear up within the next three months. If you need treatment for your syndrome, the doctor will focus on your symptoms. The symptoms include:
- Blurry vision
- Light sensitivity
This list, of course, is not a complete list of all symptoms. You may also experience irritability, ringing in your ears and a loss of memory and concentration. Often, a post concussion headache will feel a lot like a tension headache. Sometimes, you may associate them with neck injuries, which you may also sustain during the accident.