What Is Post-Concussion Syndrome?

Post-Concussion Syndrome occurs when the symptoms of the concussion persist beyond the normal course of recovery. When the symptoms of a concussion last longer than two months and cause a person to withdraw from their normal routines, including personal and work lives, PCS (Post-Concussion Syndrome) can is usually diagnosed. When the symptoms become too much and impact your quality of life, or that of a loved one, you may start to wonder what options you may have.

In this article, you’ll learn more about the common causes and signs of Post-Concussive Syndrome.

What Is Post-Concussion Syndrome?

Common Causes of Post-Concussive Syndrome

The most common cause of PCS is recurring head injuries after an initial concussion. Post-Concussion Syndrome has shown to be more common in patients who suffer from amnesia, headaches, and fogginess after the initial head injury. Anyone who is prone to headaches prior to the head injury, or anyone who is young at the time of injury are at a higher risk for developing Post-Concussion Syndrome.

Yet, the scariest part is this: there is no way to know if you or your loved one will suffer from PCS. But what options do you have if you develop the symptoms after an accident? What rights do you have?

What are the Signs of Post-Concussive Syndrome?

Head injuries from a car accident clearly come with their fair share of pain. But how do you know when it is Post-Concussion Syndrome that you or your loved one is suffering from? Symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, sleep issues, irritability and anxiety, as well as cognitive issues such as memory loss and issues concentrating that last longer than a month or two are indicators of PCS. These symptoms can vary in severity and appear differently in each person. Headaches and physiological symptoms can be treated by your doctor with medication, but ultimately the best treatment for Post-Concussion Syndrome is rest and removing yourself or your loved one from stressors that trigger symptoms.

Symptoms stemming from Post-Concussion Syndrome can last from weeks to years, and there is no way to predict how it will affect you. Treatment can be extensive, and expensive, not counting lost wages that are caused from absences caused by appointments or inability to go into work. When your PCS is not your fault, we can help you ensure that your medical bills do not become a hardship and assist in getting you the compensation that you deserve.

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Were you injured because of someone else’s carelessness? Did Post-Concussion Syndrome cause you to withdraw from your work or social life? Have you forgotten important dates or events in your life? Post-Concussion Syndrome can have a serious impact in your life. It can impact your relationships and your professional life. What do you do when this happens? How do you know what your case may be worth, and how do you ensure that your life is not derailed in unmanageable ways? We can help!

If you believe you may suffer from post-concussion syndrome, contact a Las Vegas brain injury lawyer now to schedule your free, confidential case evaluation. You may have valuable legal rights that need to be protected.