Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Traumatic Brain Injury occurs when an external force causes injury to the brain.  Injury can be caused by a transportation accidents, sports, violence, explosions, and even bad falls (especially in young children). Symptoms of mild TBI include constant headaches, migraines, muscle weakness, numbness and tingling in the limbs, vomiting, nausea, lack of motor coordination, vertigo/dizziness, difficulty balancing, lightheadedness, blurred vision or tired eyes, tinnitus, fatigue or lethargy, and insomnia or changes in sleep patterns.  Cognitive and emotional symptoms include behavioral or mood changes, confusion, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking. Social behavioral issues may develop over time.
Medical Cannabis and Traumatic Brain Injury
Cannabis is an excellent choice in treating the symptoms of PCS.  Indica dominant strains can relieve headaches, pain, nausea and assist patients in regulating sleep patterns.  Sativa dominant strains can help with behavioral issues, depression, and fatigue.  Topical ointments and balms have shown to be effective in treating headaches simply by rubbing on the temples.  Topicals can be are excellent because they do not produce any psychoactive effects while still being therapeutic.  It is important to mention that some patients bay be very sensitive to higher THC strains and can actually worsen their headaches. Finding an appropriate strain is very important.