Neurosurgeons specialize in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system, including congenital anomalies, trauma, tumors, vascular disorders, infections of the brain or spine, stroke, or degenerative diseases of the spine. Neurologists differ from neurosurgeons; while they often work closely with neurosurgeons, they do not perform surgery.
Some accidents can induce different types of brain injuries, of which sometimes can end up causing long-term health issues. Detecting such injuries early on can help prevent such outcomes and get you treated right away to lower the risk of developing more extensive damage or serious complications.
Brain injuries that can arise from accidents include concussions, diffuse axonal injuries, contusions, penetrating injuries and open head injuries. Concussions, which occur when your brain hits the sides of your skull, are the most common type of brain injury. They can also be the most difficult type to diagnose, since symptoms are not always apparent right away. Concussion symptoms can gradually begin to appear days or even weeks after an accident. Such brain injuries are often overlooked in the ER or when diagnosing an emergency medical condition (EMC), when patients do not lose consciousness, or when the initial symptoms are not yet present.
- Chronic headaches
- Cognitive problems, such as memory loss, difficulty communicating or trouble concentrating
- Mood changes
- Depression or irritability
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