With any injury, getting the right diagnosis is paramount. You dont want to be diagnosed for one thing and get treated for something completely different, and depending on the treatment, dangerous complications can arise that can make a bad situation worse.Injuries to different areas of the brain cause different symptoms. For example, injury to the frontal lobes (the front of your head) will cause loss of inhibitions. Injury to the cerebellum (the top of your head) can cause coordination and balance issues. NEVER try to diagnose yourself if you suffer a blow to the head. If its from a car accident
, a sports injury
or a slip and fall accident
, get checked out by a doctor, or if need be, a neuropsychologist
. You may think you just have a headache, but it could be the beginnings of something worse.Brain injuries especially need to be diagnosed carefully and properly. The brain controls sends messages to all other parts of the body, and if the brains messages are interrupted in any way, your life may never be the same.
How Are Brain Injuries Diagnosed?
X-rays are used to diagnose a lot of different injuries, but brain injuries are hard to diagnose with x-rays normally because x-rays are better at detecting broken bones. They arent that good at detecting internal bleeding or swelling two common symptoms of a brain injury.Brain images can be taken with one of a few different types of scans. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs)
are commonly used, and they work well at detecting the internal symptoms of a brain injury. Another type of scan has three different subtypes. Tomography uses energy waves to take images in sections. The subtype of tomography depends on the kind of energy used. CT (computed tomography) scans
use x-rays; SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) scans use gamma rays, and electrons and positrons collide in PET (positron emission tomography) scans.Scans like these are the critical first step in getting a brain injury diagnosed quickly and properly to ensure you get proper and speedy treatment to reduce swelling or intracranial pressure (ICP). It would also be a good idea to see a neuropsychologist to make sure there isnt any kind of long term damage to your brain.Concussions are diagnosed a little bit differently than other brain injuries. Concussions are generally diagnosed by using one of the many kinds of concussion grading scales
currently in use. Concussions are usually graded depending on the length of time someone is unconscious, and that scale can help doctors assess how bad a person's concussion is.
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Since 1992, the brain injury lawyers at the Pines Salomon Injury Lawyers, APC. in San Diego have been helping people just like you deal with a personal injury claim if you have physical and emotional damages as a result of a traumatic brain injury. We know that the legal process can at times be very confusing, but our experience can help guide you through the process.Dont worry about fighting insurance companies. Our experienced brain injury attorneys in San Diego are here to help you recover the maximum personal injury settlement with the least amount of stress.If you or a loved one has symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, we urge you to contact our bilingual offices in San Diego as soon as possible following the cause at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here
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