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Recognizing Traumatic Brain Injury

According to the Centers For Disease Control, each year, 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury in the U.S. These injuries can occur in such incidents as falls, motor vehicle and assaults. Diagnosing a traumatic brain injury early can help to reduce the risk of serious injury or death. What should you look for? The CDC has identified some signs and symptoms of brain injuries to help people recognize them early. Signs and symptoms may include:

-Persistent head or neck pain
-Trouble remembering and concentrating
-Always feeling tired -Dizziness and light
-Ringing in the ear

These are just a few of the symptoms of traumatic brain injury. To read to entire list, visit the brain injury information page on the CDC’s website.