Fatigue takes a toll on one’s life. Staying focused, succeeding at work, engaging with family and friends all require energy. Dr. Greg Vigna is a rehabilitation physician and head injury lawyer who works directly with patients struggling to overcome traumatic brain injury (TBI) related fatigue. Many head injury patients complain that fatigue gets in the way of their rehabilitation, and in the long-term, gets in the way of working, completing daily activities and feeling happy. Dr. Vigna understands the effect TBI related fatigue, which can last for many years after the initial injury, has on quality of life.
If You’re Fatigued, You’re Not Alone
Fatigue is one of the most common complaints after a head injury accident. Numerous research studies show that individuals with even a mild brain injury have to mentally try much harder to complete a variety tasks. Communication pathways within the brain are damaged in many traumatic brain injury patients, so the brain has to work around a problem to come to the correct solution. This takes more time and effort than was required before the accident, and is exhausting.
Researchers have also found that damaged nerve and tissue tracks affect the brain’s ability to control how the eyes focus and adjust to their environment. This makes completing tasks more difficult and tiring
Just Don’t Feel Right
Every head injury patient is unique. Studies show that individuals suffering from even a mild traumatic brain injury, one that doesn’t show brain damage on basic imagining tests, can have the same TBI related symptoms as patients who had a severe injury. After bones have healed and bruises have gone away, an injury victim may just “not feel right”. All aspects of daily life may be harder. Family and friends may also notice there are behavioral and personality changes.
Evaluation and Treatment
As a head injury lawyer, Dr. Greg Vigna works closely with neurologists, ophthalmologists, rehabilitation facilities and psychologists to help head trauma victims receive a comprehensive assessment of their injuries. He builds a case around long-term needs after TBI that takes into account the lasting physical changes and impact on quality of life caused by mild, moderate or severe brain injury.
You don’t have to deal with your constant fatigue alone. Contact our law office and speak with a medical professional and brain injury attorney who can start your free case evaluation.