After getting into a crash, you may suffer from brain damage of some description. Many recover from it, but the road to recovery can look different for everyone. Even the victims who heal might still deal with lingering effects for years to come.
This is especially true of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), but any sort of brain injury has the potential to change your life in big or small ways.
Mild brain trauma
Mayo Clinic discusses the ways in with brain trauma may change your life. This differs greatly from case to case and is often contingent on several factors. Some include the overall health of the injured individual, and the severity of the hit that caused the injury.
With mild cases of brain trauma, you may sometimes find symptoms harder to detect initially. On top of that, they often heal faster. But they can still have a temporary effect on your life. Many victims need to take time off work during the recovery period. They may experience migraines, nerve pain and cognitive impairments. Having to take sick leave or vacation time is often an unneeded stress that these victims experience.
TBIs and their symptoms
Of course, more severe cases of brain trauma have longer-lasting impacts. For example, some TBI victims spend months in recovery or rehabilitation of some kind. Some lose the ability to walk or talk properly. Others lose their fine motor skills. Others still may experience severe memory and cognitive damage that can make it impossible to function in day to day life.
Whatever the extent of the damage, a brain injury victim’s life will change in some way. Their loved ones should prepare for this possibility and know how to meet it.