The Common Communication Challenges You May Face Your brain is the command center for your body, governing your physical as well as your mental health and well-being. When you've received a bump or blow to the head, even if it seems inconsequential, you may experience changes to or challenges with … [Read more...]
The Potential Complications of a Traumatic Brain Injury
The Physical and Mental Consequences of a Bump or Blow to the Head When you've had any type of bump or blow to the head, even if the impact seems to be minor or insignificant, you can be at risk of serious complications. It's essential that, in the aftermath of any type of head injury, you … [Read more...]
The Classic Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
What to Look for after a Bump or Blow to the Head There's a common misperception that, when you've had any trauma to your head or neck, unless you've lost consciousness, you're fine. That's simply not true. In fact, many serious head injuries involve no blackouts or unconsciousness. There are, … [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...]
What Is an Electroencephalogram (EEG)?
What Is It? How Is It Used? When you've had any type of blow or bump to the head, one of the tools commonly used by medical professionals to diagnose your condition and track your recovery is an electroencephalogram, or EEG. What is an EEG and why do doctors use them? What types of conditions are … [Read more...]
Second Impact Syndrome
The Increased Health Risks Associated with Repeated Head Trauma Any type of head injury can be serious—even with a minor blow to the head, it's always a good idea to see your primary care physician for a thorough assessment. But if you've had a concussion or other head injury before, any type … [Read more...]
Swelling After a Traumatic Brain Injury
Why It's More Dangerous Than Inflammation In Other Parts of Your Body You sprain your ankle and what's one of the first things that happens? It swells up like a balloon, leaving the joint stiff and tender. That's because your body is sending more fluid and white blood cells into the site of the … [Read more...]
Will a Helmet Prevent a Traumatic Brain Injury?
What Are the Benefits of Wearing a Helmet? If you ride a bicycle or enjoy ice skating or rollerblading, you've probably been admonished to make certain you wear a helmet. In 18 states and in the District of Columbia, the laws require that you wear a helmet while operating a motorcycle on a public … [Read more...]
Frequently Asked Questions about Traumatic Brain Injury
Understanding Basic Facts about TBI If you have suffered any type of blow or bump to the head, you are not alone…the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that more than three million Americans seek treatment for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. That may actually be an … [Read more...]