How Can You Minimize the Risk of a TBI? When you've had a bump or blow to the head, it's fairly common to experience some dizziness, vertigo or challenges with your balance. That's not a surprise, as you may have some swelling or inflammation in your brain that adversely affects the mechanisms in … [Read more...]
The Early Warning Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury
The Early Warning Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury How to Know When It's More than Just a Bump on the Noggin We all bang our heads on something from time to time…bending over to pick something up off the ground, opening a car door, having something fall when we open a cabinet or cupboard. More … [Read more...]
When Is a Head Injury Serious Enough to Stop What You Are Doing?
Should You Treat Any Bump on the Head as a Potential Concussion/TBI? You're physically active, regularly involved in some recreational sports…and you play hard. Occasionally, you'll suffer some type of blow to your head…you may get an elbow to the noggin going up for a rebound or you may do a … [Read more...]
Is CTE the Same Thing as a Concussion?
What Is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy? How Does It Differ from a Concussion? There's been a lot of press for the last few years about professional football players, boxers and others in certain contact sports who have developed neurological problems because of blows to the head. The medical term … [Read more...]
The Benefits of Wearing a Helmet
Can a Helmet Reduce the Likelihood of a Traumatic Brain Injury or Concussion? Many of us thrive on an active lifestyle…mountain or road biking, rollerblading, ice skating, even taking a motorcycle out for a ride. All of those activities, though, come with inherent risks, particularly to the head … [Read more...]
Who’s Most at Risk for a Traumatic Brain Injury?
How Can You Minimize the Risk of a TBI? It can take a number of different forms—you might suffer a traumatic brain injury as the result of a bump or blow to the head in a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall or an athletic event. You can also experience a TBI as a consequence of whiplash, where … [Read more...]
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Causes and Diagnosis We've written in earlier blogs about the increased risks that accompany multiple traumatic brain injuries. One of the conditions that repeated blows or bumps to the head can lead to is known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. If the term sounds vaguely familiar, it's … [Read more...]
Concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury?
What's the Difference between TBI and a Concussion? You've been in a car accident, had a slip and fall or were playing a contact sport. You had an accident and sustained a bump or blow to the head. Is it a concussion? Is it a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? What's the difference? Concussion vs. … [Read more...]
Common Misunderstandings about Concussions
What Most People Don't Know about Head Injuries There's a lot of misinformation, rumor and just plain inaccurate perceptions in our culture about concussions—what they are, how they can be diagnosed, what causes them and more. Let's set the record straight on a number of the common myths about … [Read more...]