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Impacts of Concussion Can Still Linger for Years

A recent report showed that concussion impacts might linger for more than a year following the initial injury. This is important because, in many instances, a single concussion is seen as a minor brain injury when contrasted with a cerebral contusion, a brain bleed, or a herniation. On the other hand, this initial report paints a markedly different picture of a concussion.

Acupuncture Treatment for Brain Injuries

New research from South Medical University in China showed that acupuncture can be useful in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries. Acupuncture is an ancient medical art that originated in Asia. This medical practice has been used to help people who suffer from chronic pain, hormone problems, digestive issues, and more. Now, it seems that its usefulness might extend to brain injuries.

What is Brain Lesion?

Neurological damage is always serious. The neurons of the brain, unlike other parts of the body, do not regenerate once damaged. This means that brain injuries often lead to permanent complications that impact someone for the rest of his or her life. There are many ways that someone might suffer a traumatic brain injury. Some of the most common mechanisms include:

Memory Loss in Traumatic Brain Injury

Memory loss is common with traumatic brain injuries. For example, losing your train of thought, not knowing where you put an item or forgetting names can make day-to-day living harder. Memory loss happens because the parts of the brain that involve memory are damaged. It is often necessary to implement strategies to overcome memory problems. These help with managing the deficits and compensating for them after a traumatic injury. Let’s take a look at the different types of memory loss, how to compensate for them and medication that may help.

Virtual Reality Concussion Diagnosis

Virtual Reality Concussion Diagnosis

Virtual Reality Concussion Diagnosis  – With the fall football season underway, doctors are looking for a better way to diagnose a concussion on the sidelines. Virtual reality concussion diagnosis might just provide that tool. Last season, over 291 players suffered a concussion in 2017. However, many others sustained hits to the head but were not diagnosed with a concussion and allowed to resume playing. Let’s take a look at how virtual reality may help doctors on the sidelines diagnose a concussion on the field, and remove injured players from the game.

CT vs. MRI Scan

CT vs. MRI Scan

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Brain Injury Lawyer. When someone experiences a serious neurological injury or insult, they often require scanning to get a better picture of what is going on inside of their head. Two of the most common scans are CT scans and MRI, which individuals often have questions about.

Traumatic Brain Injuries in Elderly Victims
Traumatic Brain Injuries in Elderly Victims Present Unique Concerns

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can be serious, life-altering injuries. Traumatic brain injuries in elderly victims present unique concerns. The most severe traumatic brain injuries can leave the victim with lifelong disabilities and restrictions, even if the victim was previously young and healthy. When a person of advanced age suffers a TBI in a personal injury accident, the harm done can present unique challenges and concerns for the victim and his or her attorney. If not properly addressed during the investigative stage of the case, the elderly TBI victim may find the amount requested as compensatory damages reduced or even denied altogether.

What Type of Damages Can I Recover Through a TBI Injury Lawsuit?

Filing Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Brain Injury Lawyer. When you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in California, after your health and long-term prognosis there is likely one other question on your mind: how will you be able to pay for all the medical treatment and ongoing care you are going to need? Below we will discuss recovering damages by filing TBI lawsuit.

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injuries

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer. Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injuries can be devastating. Science is just now beginning to learn about the short- and long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to adults. The effects of traumatic brain injuries on children is also being investigated and studied but are, as of present, not fully understood. Making matters worse, some of the symptoms and effects of a TBI suffered in childhood may not fully manifest until later in life. What do parents need to know about childhood TBIs and the effects this may have on their child’s development?

Incidence of TBIs Among Children

According to the Brain Injury Association of America, TBIs are the primary cause of childhood disability and death. According to statistics maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Approximately 62,000 children between the ages of 0 and 19 require hospitalization each year for TBIs;
  • Over 500,000 children between the ages of 0 and 19 are seen in emergency rooms for TBIs each year and released without hospitalization; and
  • Childhood TBIs can be inflicted as the result of car crashes, injuries while playing sports, and falls from heights;

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