How Do Healthcare Providers Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injuries?

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Traumatic brain injuries, more commonly referred to as TBIs, are diagnosed using various methods – and sometimes diagnostic equipment is not necessary. How a TBI is diagnosed depends on the injury that caused it, the severity of symptoms, and the provider’s expertise in the area. While most TBIs are diagnosed as “mild,” that does not…

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Concussion in Kids: What You Need to Know

Brain Injury
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The experience a child has with a concussion is not the same as an adult. In fact, they may not even share the same symptoms. If you are a parent, it is important that you understand what a concussion is like in a child (not an adult), including the various symptoms, recovery, and when to…

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What Is the Most Common Cause of Traumatic Brain Injury?

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A brain injury can be caused by a variety of accidents, but one of the most common causes for a traumatic brain injury is a fall, according to the Mayo Clinic. A traumatic brain injury typically occurs after a jolt or violent strike to the head. Sometimes, these injuries may occur when an object penetrates…

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Can a Brain Injury Increase the Risk of Depression?

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After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), a person could have an increased risk of suffering depression. Some studies even suggest that TBIs increase that risk by two to five percent. Depression is just one of many symptoms that can occur following a TBI, and sometimes the depression remains long after the other symptoms have gone…

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

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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 understand what makes the spine so vulnerable, you need…

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What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) range from minor to severe. The more severe a TBI injury is, the more likely a person is to suffer from permanent deficits, while minor TBIs could result in temporary effects until the brain heals. The long-term effects in a TBI vary depending on the type of TBI, treatment received, and…

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