Signs and Symptoms of Brain Injuries

The signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be subtle. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may not appear until days or weeks following the injury or may even be missed as people may look fine even though they may act or feel differently. The following are some common signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury:

  • Continuing headaches or neck pain;
  • Memory difficulties, inability to concentrate;
  • Difficulty thinking, speaking or reading;
  • Confusion;
  • Lack of energy;
  • Mood changes;
  • Insomnia;
  • Sleeping a lot more;
  • Dizziness;
  • Nausea;
  • Light sensitivity;
  • Blurred vision or tired eyes;
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste; and
  • Ringing in the ears.