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The severity spectrum of brain injuries

Just like any other injury, brain injuries can fall anywhere on a spectrum of severity. Determining the severity of one's brain injury is significant in that it allows medical professionals to prescribe an effective course of treatment. Additionally, those who are able to recognize the signs of traumatic brain injury may allow an individual or his or her loved ones to seek medical care much more quickly.

What is the cost of caring for a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury can leave an individual with serious physical and mental limitations. Oftentimes, those who suffer these injuries are unable to reclaim their normal pre-accident lives. As if this isn't bad enough, these individuals will usually wind up facing significant financial losses primarily caused by medical expenses and rehabilitation costs. But the damages don't end there. Instead, victims can also face lost wages due to their inability to work. These losses, when combined with physical and emotional damages, can be overwhelming.

FDA approves blood test that detects brain injuries

There are a number of frightening and downright terrifying injuries and illnesses that can befall an individual at a moment's notice. Figuring out how to recover from these conditions can be expensive and stressful, especially when the injury or illness is so severe that it leaves an individual unable to live his or her normal life. This is often the case with those who suffer brain injuries.

New study may change the way spinal cord injuries are treated

Far too many individuals who are injured in car accidents and workplace accidents are left with injuries that leave them utterly debilitated. Amongst these injuries are those that affect the brain and spinal cord. Fully recovering from these injuries is unlikely in most cases, and the rehabilitation process can be extremely expensive, tiring, and time-consuming. While this can be disheartening, advances in medical research and technologies may be creating more effective ways to treat these injuries.

Traumatic brain injury may increase dementia risk

Being injured in any kind of accident can turn your life upside down. For most victims, the lifestyle change that accompanies an injury is only temporary until the wounds heal and they are able to get back to their day-to-day lives. Yet, those who suffer serious injuries like a traumatic brain injury can be left with negative effects for the rest of their lives.

Chronic pain can accompany traumatic brain injury

Fortunately, the vast majority of car accidents result in relatively minor injuries. Victims in these wrecks are often able to walk away with scratches, bruises, and maybe a cut or two. Many others, though, suffer serious harm, such as brain and spinal cord injuries. These individuals often have a long road to recovery ahead of them, and for many recovery itself is limited.

Traumatic brain injury and its effects

It doesn't take a decorated medical professional to know that brain injuries are quite serious. They can reshape an California resident's life, leaving him or her unable to perform tasks that were once a part of his or her daily life. Yet, although many of us know that a brain injury can leave a victim with severe limitations, the real impact of a traumatic brain injury is utterly staggering.

What is the cost of treating a spinal cord injury?

Suffering any type of injury can affect your life in more ways than one. Yet, there is a spectrum of severity on which these injuries fall. Some car accident victims, for example, are fortunate enough to escape with nothing more than a minor cut or some bruising. On the other end of the spectrum, though, are victims who are left with serious injuries such as brain trauma and spinal cord injuries. For these individuals, their life post-injury can be defined by physical pain and limitations, emotional hardship, and financial loss.

Berkeley rugby player suffers paralyzing spine injury

Many California college students take both their sporting activities along with the academic studies very seriously. Unfortunately, some sports played at area colleges present a certain degree of danger. It only takes one wrong move for a sports injury to occur that affects a person's life forever.

How can a traumatic brain injury affect a person's life?

Whether it is caused by a car crash, a sports injury or a fall, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can be disabling or even fatal. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reports that TBIs play a role in about 30 percent of all fatal injuries in the nation. Therefore, it is important for residents of Encinitas to recognize how a severe TBI can affect an individual's life.

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