When brain and spinal cord injuries take place, they often come together. A hit to the head, for instance, may result in a concussion as well as whiplash from the whipping motion of the skull. It's up to doctors to diagnose these conditions, but if you are diagnosed,...
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At work, you're at risk of a traumatic brain injury no matter what industry you work in. If you drive, you could be in a car accident. If you're a factory worker, you could fall or get caught in machinery. There are many ways for these injuries to occur, which is why...
When a person suffers a brain injury, that person's injury is classified based on its severity. There are a few different levels that a person may be suffering at based on the well-known Rancho Los Amigos Scale.What are the worst levels of injury a patient with a...
Working in construction or other environments can put you at risk of serious harm. Even slipping and falling on a slick floor can result in serious head injuries that you now have to deal with before you can go back to work.There are many complications that can arise...
After a traumatic brain injury, you likely suffered from some serious side effects. Common side effects include things like having trouble collecting your thoughts, having a short attention span, and losing your memory.There are four main kinds of symptoms you can...
After a traumatic brain injury, one additional issue that could be a concern is substance abuse. You may not have had any trouble with substance abuse in the past, but it's a concern for anyone who has a traumatic event in his or her life. This isn't often talked...
Workplace injuries can quickly become fatal, especially if they're one of the main four. The most common injuries on the job include falls, electrocutions, being caught in or between objects, and being hit by falling objects. Most workplaces try to avoid these safety...
Here's an interesting topic that many who suffer a traumatic brain injury may not consider. According to a two-part study published in Neurology, those with Alzheimer's disease have protein deposits, named clumps, in their brains. What's more interesting is that those...
The long-term impacts of a brain injury can be devastating to the person who suffered it as well as to his or her family. A brain injury can't be completely understood, because brain injurys are still relatively new to medicine. Treatments and research are still new,...
Even with the use of hardhats, falling objects and slip-and-fall injuries can still result in brain injurys on construction sites. Hardhats may make some injuries less likely, but they can't always prevent the accidents that lead to traumatic brain injurys. There are...
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