Dr. Sedesse penned an article on Helium.com, a “knowledge co-op” website, about the long-term consequences of head trauma.
At the current time, the medical community has no way to determine when, and if, symptoms will develop following a traumatic brain injury. Many of the long-term and more serious symptoms only develop months or years after the injury. Traumatic brain injury conditions can occur either from the direct damage of the accident, or can develop later on through the development of diseases that are commonly seen in brain injury victims.
As we have seen, effects of head trauma can debilitate if caution is not taken from the beginning. More awareness is contributing to questions and information seeking, but the stigma of “getting your bell rung” is tough to change. What people, and most importantly the youth, need to realize is that headaches, dizziness, and concentration issues after sustaining a head injury is NOT NORMAL.
Seeking professional medical attention for these symptoms can prevent long-term effects of this issue.