When Will My Traumatic Brain Injury Go Away?

Chris Finney, Trial Attorney

With a traumatic brain injury or concussive brain injury the actual damage to the brain is always going to be there. The symptoms are what we’re talking about managing.

When will those [symptoms] go away? The injury is not going away but will the symptoms improve, symptoms like:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Fogginess
  • Temperature deregulation, etc.

So, the injury isn’t going away but are the symptoms, are those going to be managed to degree where we (the injured) can be back in society doing what we were doing, back to where we were, at the level we were, prior to the injury. And, that requires a whole team of physicians and specialist to evaluate the injury.

It’s simply impossible to give a definitive answer. Some people may be dealing with symptoms forever, they’ll have chronic headaches and they’ll require Botox. Botox are injections all around the head at the pain points. But, they also may have diabetes as a result; they could have visual dysfunction, or a whole mountain of symptoms that could go on forever.

Those symptoms may get managed and resolved within 6-12 months, we don’t really know. It depends on what the severity of what we are dealing with, how the patient or client responds and what her doctors or his doctors are prescribing for care for this person. And, how are they responding to those types of treatments.

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