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Guidelines involving pediatric TBI

Although traumatic brain injuries can be seriously debilitating for people across the country, children are especially at risk of developing long-term damage and other complications from brain trauma. Children’s brains are continually developing, and further development may be affected by brain trauma depending on the severity of the injury, as well as what part of the brain is injured. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 800,000 kids visit emergency rooms seeking treatment for traumatic brain injuries every year. It is only just recently, however, that the CDC came up with guidelines providers can follow regarding diagnosis and treatment of TBI in children.

Mild brain injuries can cause serious problems

Traumatic brain injuries are more common in the United States than some people may think. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, brain injuries are involved in approximately 30 percent of injury deaths in the country. Not all brain injuries lead to death, however. A number of mild brain injuries can cause significant problems and impairment. Yet many people are not aware that these problems stem from an actual brain injury, as mild brain trauma was previously hard to detect using traditional brain scans. Once diagnosed, people who suffer from mild brain injuries may be able to improve their condition through rehabilitation and different forms of therapy.

How to cope with the lasting effects of a traumatic brain injury

Car accidents, falls, innocent bumps on the head - all can cause injury to fragile brain tissue. Some of the most well-known incidents of brain trauma come from stories of football players who have crashed heads as they have collided in a pile on the field, but the five-car pileup in a busy Arizona intersection can damage soft brain tissue just as much. 

Lasting effects of traumatic brain injuries

That NFL offensive linemen and running backs sometimes suffer from concussions seems reasonable. Their heads are getting banged around in their helmets every time they step on the field. Football players are not the only ones who should feel concern about traumatic brain injuries though. From Arizona's youngest residents to its eldest, every person who has ever gotten a bump on the head should be aware of the risk that comes with TBIs. 

The catastrophic costs of traumatic brain injury

Arizona residents who become the victim of a traumatic brain injury face not only catastrophic physical and mental consequences, but also catastrophic financial consequences. The Mayo Clinic defines a TBI as an injury to the body, particularly the head, that causes dysfunction of the brain.

What are the signs of a TBI?

It is essential if you or someone you know suffers from a traumatic brain injury that you know what signs to look for. Any brain injury needs to be treated as soon as possible to prevent more serious injury and to start healing. If you notice any TBI signs, you should head to an Arizona hospital for care. 

Is Alzheimer’s related to brain injuries?

Alzheimer's is a scary disease. You may know someone in Arizona who has it or even have a loved one affected by it. One thing many people believe is that this disease is only genetic. The truth is that new information leads experts to believe there may actually be links between brain injuries and a person developing Alzheimer's. 

Signs of a concussion

Concussions are one of the most prevalant types of brain injuries. They can happen when someone is playing a sport or be the result of a car accident. Anytime a person is hit in the head or otherwise experiences trauma that shakes the brain, a concussion can occur. Knowing if a person has a concussion, though, is not a simple diagnosis. 

Nursing home abuse and traumatic brain injuries

At the Law Office of Jojene E. Mills, P.C., we are on a crusade against elder abuse in California. We know that both you and your elderly loved one hate having to make the decision that he or she must go into a nursing home to receive the care they need.