When to Seek Treatment for a Workplace Head Injury
When you suffer a blow to the head on the job—whether in a fall or from an object striking you—you expect to experience headaches or dizziness. After all, you’ve had a bump to the head. But there are other ways your body might tell you that you’re suffering from a concussion.
The Telltale Signs of Concussion
Here are some of symptoms to watch out for:
- Nausea or vomiting—A head injury can affect your body’s balance mechanisms, which can give you an upset stomach.
- Increased sensitivity to noise or light—If normal light or sounds suddenly seem magnified, you may a concussion. A traumatic brain injury also can lead to blurred vision or difficulty focusing your eyes.
- Sluggishness, clumsiness, or confusion—Your brain controls most of your body’s movement, so a brain injury can negatively impact your brain’s communication with arms, legs, and other body parts. This might result in slurred speech, difficulty communicating/understanding, and memory loss.
- Ringing in the ears
- Emotional swings or behavioral changes
- Insomnia or chronic fatigue—A concussion can wreak havoc with your sleep patterns.
Treating a Job-Related Concussion
If you sustain any type of blow to the head at work, stop what you’re doing and seek care from an experienced medical professional, such as Advantage Healthcare Systems. Your brain is a fragile organ—that’s why it’s encased in a thick skull. Don’t let the problem worsen due to lack of proper care.
At Advantage Healthcare Systems, we’ve helped many patients take the right steps to alleviate problems caused by concussions. We use a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat any type of head injury. We’ll help you determine whether you need speech therapy, rehabilitation, counseling, or cognitive therapy. We also can prescribe appropriate pharmaceutical products to address inflammation, nausea, and pain.
Contact Us to Set Up an Appointment
At Advantage Healthcare Systems, we have extensive experience working successfully with individuals who suffer a concussion or other type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Call us toll-free at 1-877-487-8289 or fill out the form provided below to schedule an assessment. We offer locations across Texas, including Fort Worth, Dallas, and San Antonio.