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Brain Injury Archives

Symptoms of concussions

West Virginia residents could suffer a brain injury, such as a concussion, if they become involved in a car accident or other traumatic event. While most people generally recover well from these types of injuries, others live with the symptoms for several days, weeks or longer if the injury was serious.

New device could help detect head injuries

West Virginia residents may be interested to hear about a device called EyeBOXCNS. It has been shown to quickly and accurately detect abnormalities in the brain caused by concussions or other head injuries by measuring elevated levels of intracranial pressure. This is done in a non-invasive manner as opposed to the traditional method of drilling a hole in the skull.

How head injuries may be impacted by the brain's membrane

When a West Virginia resident becomes involved in an automobile accident, the membranes that surround the brain help to reduce the forces, potentially protecting against a potential brain injury. While there have been many studies that have looked at how the membranes affect the severity of a resulting brain injury, the exact mechanisms are still not known.

Warning signs of TBIs require medical care

West Virginia residents who suffer a head injury should take seriously the possibility of long-term effects, as should their families. Traumatic brain injuries happen to about 2.5 million people throughout the country every year. The majority of the victims go to emergency rooms for treatment, and a portion of them require hospitalization. Although not every head injury leads to physical or mental problems, accident victims and their families need to be aware of warning signs in case a disability could be developing.

Family environment may affect brain injury recovery

West Virginia parents of children who have suffered a serious brain injury may be interested to learn that a study that looked at the long-term effects has been published. The study discusses the importance of the family environment and the effect of family interventions during the recovery period.

Recovering from a brain injury

Suffering an injury in an accident is a terrifying event. Following an accident, many questions are probably running through your mind. How serious is the injury? Will it be expensive to treat? How long will it take to recover? Will I recover from it? For those suffering a head trauma, the list of questions is likely endless. Traumatic brain injury victims in West Virginia often think about the recovery process and how it will impact them in the long-term.

What is the difference between a closed TBI and an open TBI?

Whether you are in a car accident, are injured due to a slip-and-fall accident or suffer from a workplace injury, individuals in West Virginia could suffer a head injury in a variety of accidents. A traumatic brain injury is a serious injury that could greatly impact the life and well-being of the accident victim. Therefore, it is important to understand the variety of TBI's that a victim could suffer and how the victim could recover from or rehabilitate such an injury.

We help accident victims after suffer a traumatic brain injury

As a previous post highlighted, the impacts of a brain injury can be extensive. It can drastically alter the life of a victim, causing them to continually fight for their life. Moreover, a head trauma will likely cause both young and adult sufferers long-term effects. This means that an accident victim will likely require medical treatment for the rest of the person's life. Such a situation can get emotionally and physically taxing while also amounting to a large stack of medical bills.

What are the long-term effects of a TBI?

With the fall season coming upon us quickly, parents in West Virginia and elsewhere are likely gearing up for their children to play in sports. And in some of these sports, there are some risks for some serious injuries. While helmets help protect children from a potential head injury, this does not always prevent a brain injury from occurring during a sports injury or even when a child or anyone else is involved in an accident. In any type of accident, a traumatic brain injury could have serious and even long lasting impacts.

The benefits of longer and more intense rehab after a TBI

As a previous post noted, the recovery process for a brain injury can be lengthy, intensive, and very challenging for a victim. While a severe traumatic brain injury or TBI could leave an accident victim in West Virginia or elsewhere with a lengthy road towards recovery, some treatment plans may prove more effective than others. Therefore, TBI victims should consider all of their rehabilitation options, even if it is determined that they are suffering permanent damage.

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