21 June 2016 Comments Off on Three Causes of Brain Fog

Three Causes of Brain Fog

brainfWhiplash, Concussion and Neck injuries can all cause ‘Brain Fog’ – a ‘basket-term’ for a group of symptoms that can include problems with both long and short term memory, difficulty in concentrating or multitasking and reduced cognitive abilities.

Because this is a symptom that is often reported by those who have experienced a concussion, whiplash or other neck injury, more research is being done as ‘Brain Fog’ is often associated with lengthy recovery times from these types of injury.

Brain Fog after a Concussion Injury

The symptoms of concussion can vary widely between individuals and in cases where a person has suffered more than one concussion injury their symptoms can vary each time. For these reasons, it is vital that even a mild head injury is rigorously investigated, in order to establish whether the person is exhibiting any concussion symptoms. Post-concussion, the injured person might exhibit multiple signs and symptoms or a single one, from a list including losing consciousness, memory problems, brain fog, headache, vision problems, dizziness and balance problems, drowsiness, nausea or vomiting.

Brain Fog after Whiplash Injury

Whiplash injury happens if the head and neck experience a sudden, violent movement forwards, sideways or backwards. Immediately after a whiplash injury, patients usually experience pain, stiffness in the neck, backache in the upper back and headache. Symptoms can also include brain fog, feelings of tingling, prickling or numbness, blurred vision and vertigo, difficulty or discomfort in swallowing and listlessness.

How Neck Injuries Cause Brain Fog

In order to track head’s spatial position, our brains use the information supplied by our ears and eyes. Any imbalance in the neck caused by injury to the muscles of the cervical region, can cause a mismatch or confusion in the data the brain receives. This can result in many of the common symptoms seen after a concussion and can include brain fog, a decrease in cognitive function, problems with balance and dizziness, and increased sensitivity to light and/or sound.

Neck injuries such as whiplash are much more than an injury to the neck muscles. They can also, very severely influence the signals received by the brain that provide it with the information it needs for correct functioning. This is the reason why any neck injury can cause brain fog.

Taking Action To Defeat Brain Fog

Brain fog can be difficult and debilitating. If this problem for you, it is time to take action and get your life back. Brain Hub are waiting for your call on 1300 770 197 and can help you to understand the options and alternatives available to you if you are suffering the long-term complications arising from a whiplash or concussion injury.

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