What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Head Injury to a Child?

Brain Injury
Young girl with injury on head lying on bed in hospital

The following blog article was updated in January 2022. Any head injury as an adult is cause for concern, even seemingly minor ones. But what happens when that same injury happens to someone much younger? Understandably, parents want to know, What are the long-term effects of a head injury on their child? Every case is...

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Which Part of the Spine is Most Commonly Injured and Why?

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Spinal cord injury diagnosis.

The following blog article was updated in January 2022. The spine has multiple areas of vulnerability, but the most at-risk area for injury is around the neck. If you are involved in an accident, you may experience whiplash in that area of the neck. In more severe accidents you could suffer from paralysis. To fully...

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Vision Loss: Its Relation To Traumatic Brain Injury

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Visually impaired man

Suffering any type of head trauma can be severe. When your head hits an object in a car accident or during a slip and fall, it can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Even mild traumatic brain injuries can have long-lasting effects, including vision and hearing issues. If you suffered a head injury, it’s...

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Repeated Concussions: Its Dangerous Effects to the Brain

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Man with head injury receiving the first aid.

Concussions are common in personal injury claims, especially car accidents and motorcycle accidents. Many people with a concussion heal within a few weeks with no noticeable side effects. However, other people experience lingering symptoms. Even if you recover from a concussion without any long-term effects, there are future risks. People who have had one concussion...

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Pituitary Gland Damage: What Are The Common Causes and Symptoms?

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An image showing a damage to pituitary gland.

In medical school in the US, doctors must decide what type of medicine they wish to specialize in. Essentially, medical students pick an area they want to become an “expert” in and focus their studies and internships on that body part or system. And while having experts in various bodily systems can be beneficial, when...

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Hypoxic/Anoxic Brain Injury: What You Must Know

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A doctor reviewing a hypoxic brain injury results.

Unlike a traumatic brain injury that involves acute physical trauma, a hypoxic or anoxic brain injury results from a lack of oxygen to the brain. A stroke is a typical example of brain injury caused by a lack of oxygen. However, strokes are not the only cause of hypoxic and anoxic brain injuries. Some of...

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How Can a Traumatic Brain Injury Affect Driving Ability?

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Nurse bandaging the head of a patient after a serious accident.

People attempting to live with a traumatic brain injury often find that returning to “life as normal” is challenging. Depending on the severity of the injury, this challenge can be mild, moderate, or extreme. But if a patient is or becomes able to complete basic daily personal tasks, the next question most of them want...

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Emotional and Behavioral Changes After Traumatic Brain Injury

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A victim of traumatic brain injury.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a disruption of normal brain function that results from an impact on or penetration of the brain. Physical traumatic brain injury symptoms range from mild to severe. Mild physical symptoms are confusion, memory issues, dizziness, speech issues, sleep disruption, blurry vision, nausea, vomiting, headache, and ringing in the ears....

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How to Enjoy the Holidays Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

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woman-with-headache-christmas

Daily life can be a challenge for those who have suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). It takes time to adjust to the changes brought about in your life due to your injury. Things that were once automatic may now take longer to process, and the amount of stimulus you can comfortably handle may also...

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