Hi, this is Dr. Bragg from the Spine and Orthopedic Pain Center in Norfolk, Virginia, with a tip for a Pain Free Friday. In light of all of the attention regarding Tua Tagovailoa starting Quarterback of the Miami Dolphins and his recent head injury. I wanna talk about today, what causes a head injury? The most common traumatic injuries come from motor vehicle accidents, violent falls, or can be the result of child abuse.
Symptoms of a head injury can vary, but some of the most common symptoms are when you have a injury and you have a raised swollen area from a bump or a bruise, headache, sensitivity to noise or light, irritability, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, problems with balance, nausea, problems with memory, or concentration change in your sleep pattern, blurred vision ringing in the ears, alteration in your taste fatigue.
Loss of consciousness occurs when people have a moderate to severe head injury. These people can have a severe headache, repeated nausea and vomiting, slurred speech, difficulty walking, and weakness. I wanna point this out because I want you to understand that if you’ve had an injury that caused a direct blow to the head and you are having any of these symptoms, do not hesitate to go to your doctor to be evaluated so that you don’t suffer from any long term sequela from a traumatic brain injury and get the help that you need.
This is Dr. Winifred Bragg from the Spine Orthopedic Pain Center with a tip for a Pain Free Friday, and I am speaking today on head injury because all of the attention that has been given to it over the past week because of the injury to a starting quarterback. But I want you to know what are the signs of a head injury so that you can get the help that you need now. Please sign up for my YouTube channel below and I’ll be, uh, back again next week with another tip for a Pain Free Friday.