Head and brain injuries during a car accident are fairly common and can vary in their severity. Even a minor head injury should be examined by a qualified doctor as quickly as possible. Memory loss and problems thinking after an auto accident can be a symptom of a more serious injury – traumatic brain injury.

Memory Loss

Memory loss

There are different types of memory loss:

  • Post-traumatic amnesia is a state of confusion or loss of memory of the time immediately after a traumatic event, such as an auto accident
  • Anterograde amnesia is the most common. It is the loss of ability to form memories for a period of time after the accident, leading the individual not to “remember” a period of time after the traumatic head injury.
  • Retrograde amnesia is the loss of memories that formed before a traumatic head injury.

Memory loss caused by an auto accident can be scary. You don’t have to handle it alone. Our medical professionals at Florida Physical Medicine are here to diagnose all your injuries following an auto accident. Receiving treatment as quickly as possible can help ensure your wellbeing.

Contact our office today for a same day or next day appointment.

Memory Loss Symptoms 

When it comes to symptoms of a brain injury, every individual is unique. Some common symptoms of brain injury can include:

  • Short term or long term memory loss
  • Slowed ability to process information
  • Difficulty concentrating or paying attention
  • Feeling mentally foggy
  • Trouble multi-tasking
  • Inability to organize memories or thoughts
  • Word finding difficulties
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Light and/or sound sensitivity
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Irritability and/or other personality changes
  • Anxiety, nervousness, and/or depression
  • Dizziness/lightheadedness
  • Visual changes
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sleep abnormalities

If you or a loved one experience any of these symptoms after an automobile accident, contact us to arrange an appointment with one of our specialists. Our team will work to develop a treatment plan that makes sense for you.

Available Memory Loss Treatments

Treatment plans following an auto accident are unique for each patient. At Florida Physical Medicine, there is no one-size-fits-all approach.

For individuals with minor injuries, memories may begin to return and heal on their own. For more complicated cases, detailed testing is available. Medications and therapy may be necessary to help recover memories and help the patient live life to the fullest.

Your injuries after an auto accident are unique. Let our doctors develop an individualized treatment plan especially for you.

The Road to Recovery

A traumatic brain injury can be a difficult journey to recovery. Regardless of whether you are suffering from minor memory loss or more serious traumatic brain injuries, medical intervention can help improve your ability to regain memories and ensure the best possible recovery.

Our team of specialists are here to guide you on the road to recovery. Contact our office today to set up an appointment the get the compassionate and experienced care you deserve.