Coup-contrecoup injuries can be very serious. We should treat them as soon as possible. Symptoms may be present at the time of injury. However, some do not manifest for days or even weeks following the injury. Side effects such as brain bleeding, brain swelling and problems with cerebral spinal fluid can lead to serious if not fatal injuries to the brain. If there is any reason to believe that any force or impact, directly or indirectly, was inflicted on the head during an incident, it’s important to get medical attention as soon as possible so that one can begin to understand the changes they may undergo. Our brain is who we are. If there is a damage to it, we will change forever into different versions of ourselves. One may look the same on the outside after a brain injury. However, on the inside, they are a different person.
Some patients make the mistake of not seeking medical attention. They will find themselves affected long term by side effects that they mistakenly did not relate to the accident. To ensure the upmost safety, one should seek immediate medical attention if they feel any of the following symptoms after an accident: loss of consciousness, disorientation, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, headaches, dizziness, foggy brain, inability to concentrate on tasks, inability to read at distances they could read at before, heightened irritability, sudden onset of or worsening of anxiety or depression, inability to control anger, loss of smell, loss of taste, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sounds, or inability to remember things.