Springtime Brings Brain Injuries

05 May Springtime Brings Brain Injuries

With spring comes more outdoor activities. More outdoor activities lead to possible injuries involving the head and brain.

The Traumatic Brain Injury: Hope Through Research publication, put out by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, states that “Traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults in the United States” and that “TBI is also a major concern for elderly individuals, with a high rate of death and hospitalization due to falls among people age 75 and older.” Since TBI can happen at to anyone, at any age or time, the information given on this website can be useful to virtually everyone.

The specific information covered on the website includes an explanation of the injury and how TBI affects the brain, with descriptions of the different diagnosis such as diffuse axonal injury, concussion, coup/contrecoup lesions, contusions and skull fractures. The website also includes information on the signs and symptoms of TBI, both in general and specifically in children, as well as information on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of TBI.

Information on the Traumatic Brain Injury: Hope Through Research webpage can be helpful to those who have children or older family members. It can also be beneficial to people who bicycle, rock climb, drive or ride in a car, walk downstairs or generally don’t spend their time wrapped in bubble pack. In other words, this website can be useful to everyone.