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...]
To Recover from a Concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury—Don’t Read a Book!
Why You May Want to Avoid Reading in the Initial Stages of Recovery You’ve been in a car accident, had a slip and fall or banged your head in some recreational activity. Your brain and your body need some rest. Why not curl up with a good book and let a good author entertain you while you heal? Not … [Read more...]
Can You Diagnose a Concussion with an MRI?
Will a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Test Tell Your Doctor You Have a Concussion? Even a mild concussion, if not properly treated, can have serious consequences. If your injury doesn't require that you go to a hospital or urgent care facility, you should immediately schedule an appointment with your … [Read more...]
Sports-Related Head Injuries
Diagnosis and Treatment According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), anywhere from two to four million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury every year, about one-tenth of them occurring during sports or recreational activities. For athletes under the age of 20, … [Read more...]