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Concussive injuries demand rest during recovery

After a car accident or any injury that causes a concussive injury, you have to make sure that you are taking proper steps that will help you heal. Trying to do too much or trying to get back to regular activities too quickly can lead to you causing more problems than what you had immediately after the accident.

Compensation can cover self-pay costs after a brain injury

All traumatic brain injuries can have a negative impact on a person's life. For a person who is in daily agony from the injury, life can be unenjoyable. Learning ways to cope with the effects of the brain injury can usually help the person to feel better about what they are going through. In some cases, the person will need special therapy sessions and devices to assist him or her with even the daily care needs that the rest of us do without much thought.

Diagnostic method for concussions might be changing

The damage that a concussion can do to a person is considerable. The sad fact of the matter is that some concussions go undiagnosed because it is very difficult to get an accurate diagnosis. Oftentimes, the symptoms a person is experiencing is the primary source of information for a concussion diagnosis. Imaging tests, such as CT scans, don't show the injury.

How can you positively impact brain injury recovery?

Being involved in any accident that includes injury to the brain is frightening, especially since you are probably dealing with many unanswered questions. Brain injuries span a wide range of medical issues, from mild concussions to severe injuries that can leave you unable to function fully for the rest of your life. Even more scary is the fact that a brain injury might seem mild today but develop into something more severe as time passes.

Do you know the costs of a traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injury: just the words are frightening. You know, without knowing anything else, that this is a serious issue. There are going to be costs -- physical, emotional and financial -- associated with these words. But do you really understand all the costs associated with a traumatic brain injury?

Caregivers and loved ones are affected by brain injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are difficult for the person who was injured, but they can also place a big burden on the loved ones who are trying to care for the injured person. Even though some family members might say caring for a loved one isn't a burden, the truth is that it can often be a very difficult journey. When you couple the effects of the brain injury with the financial strain that necessary treatments can place on the family, you can see how this could be a very stressful situation for a person to be in.

What events commonly cause traumatic brain injuries?

A traumatic brain injury is defined as an injury that is caused by some trauma to the head. Generally, the trauma is sudden and involves some type of impact to the head or body, and the damage caused by the injury can range from minor to life-threatening. The Mayo Clinic provides a list of common events that lead to traumatic brain injuries.

Most cerebral palsy risk factors occur before or during birth

Birth is a complex process, and in most cases it ends with joy at a new life. As with all medical procedures, things can go wrong during pregnancy and birth, and one of the outcomes of such issues can be cerebral palsy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the majority of all cerebral palsy cases are congenital. That means that the cause of the condition occurred before or during the birth process.

Understanding brain injury symptoms

Brain injuries can be frightening, especially since symptoms don't always show up immediately following an accident. Even a minor accident can result in brain injury, especially when someone has hit their head, so it's important to be aware of symptoms that might show up if there are problems.

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