Silent Injury to the BrainPosted on May 13, 2022
Have you noticed a change in your loved one after an auto crash? It could be a result of hidden silent injuries to the brain called mild traumatic brain injury.
What’s interesting in this condition is its symptoms go undiagnosed because they’re not apparent. Most MRIs do not diagnose the injuries of the neurons in the brain on MRI. So you could have had an MRI or a CT scan and it’d been perfectly negative, but yet had a brain entry.
From what we noticed, our clients first came to us with no symptoms or no diagnosis of a head injury or a brain injury. When we start talking to their family members and friends, they notice a drastic difference between the person before and after the injury, but it’s just kind of perceived as just a change and that’s it.
So if there are certain symptoms that you want to look for in people who may have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, those can be memory loss, executive functioning problems, where they just don’t seem to be as organized as they once were. Memory loss, and slight speech disturbances, are not necessarily something that you would notice unless you’ve really been around the person a lot or where the person kind of stops mid-sentence and seems to be grabbing for a word. All of those types of things can be indicative of a mild traumatic brain injury.
If you see these patterns with a loved one or with yourself, I strongly encourage you to discuss it with your doctor. They should assess you and determine whether you need to see a neurologist or a neuropsychologist who can help diagnose whether or not you’ve had a mild traumatic brain injury. So I hope that this information has been helpful. And if you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.