Says 217 – Concussion & Inflammation

217-head-injuries217-concussion-symptoms2Besides the issues with my neck, back and legs as a result of the accident, I also received a concussion, brain injury. The concussion wasn’t just forward and back, but also to the left and right. As a result, I immediately lost a good part of my hearing in both ears. I also have a constant headache behind my eyes and at the back of my head, which, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being an ice cream freeze, would be a 2. I can’t run, as running jars my head and increases the headache to unbearable levels. I need to weak soft sole shoes to lessen the impact when walking. If I shake my head, I get the same reaction. Added to that is a loss of memory, like how to spell words that I know I know, or in mistyping others Sometimes I look at or hear a word and I’m at a loss to know what it means. Another example is seeing and picking up an apple, but calling it an orange. I lost my ability to whistle and enunciate certain words like celery. I had my jaw dislocated for 15 months. All these symptoms are caused by damage and inflammation of the brain and connective tissue. I had MRI and Cat scan, and while they identified certain areas as “mild patchy white areas, they suggested they were related to age.