Brain Injury:

Symptoms of Minor Brain Injury

All brain injuries are serious matters. The term “mild” does not refer to the severity of the brain damage but rather to the level of neurological injury; a mild brain injury is a very serious matter. If you or someone you know may have a brain injury, immediately contact a physician, go to an emergency room, or dial 911.

A person with mild brain injury may exhibit some of these symptoms. While this list is not exhaustive, the following presents some of the common symptoms of a mild brain injury:

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Eye problems
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty remembering things
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Sensitivity to noise and/or light
  • Difficulty balancing
  • Inability to concentrate or think quickly

Most people with a mild brain injury recover in about 1 year.