Signs of a Brain Injury

The following are some signs of brain injury:

  • severe headache that does not go way or get better
  • changes in taste, hearing, smell, touch, sight
  • seizures: eyes fluttering, body going stiff, staring into space
  • memory problems
  • confusion
  • hands shake, tremors, muscles get weak, loss of muscle tone
  • repeated nausea or vomiting
  • Sleep problems
  • Dizziness, balance problems
  • Changes in behavior
  • Loss of motivation, “can’t get started”
  • Problems following conversations, paying attention
  • Problems communicating

For more signs and symptoms, please download the flyer “When Your Head Has Been Hurt” or “When Your Child’s Head Has Been Hurt”.

If you or your loved one experiences several of the above symptoms, seek medical advice. Your primary care doctor can evaluate you and make referrals to specialists, such as neurologists or neuropsychologists. Visit the Resources section of this website for a more detailed description of the specialists involved in brain injury identification and rehabilitation. Call BIANYS at 1-800-444-6443 or contact us via email [] for assistance locating services in your area.