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Can mild brain injuries affect your ability to work?

Arizona workers just like you depend on a steady income in order to support yourself. This is just one reason why incidents resulting in brain injury can be so traumatic. Many people know that severe brain injury can interrupt your ability to work and thus your income, but what about so-called "mild" brain injuries?

What to do after a concussion

A concussion in Arizona is usually a relatively mild brain injury with temporary ill effects. However, it could potentially lead to more serious complications if not handled properly. We at the Law Office of JoJene E. Mills believe that it is best for you to see a doctor after a concussion and follow his or her advice for your recovery.

What is the Glasgow Coma Scale?

As the immediate shock that accompanies the news of your loved one having suffered a traumatic brain injury sets in, your thoughts may turn to one question: what is next? Your perception of TBI's may be that whoever suffers them will automatically need constant care throughout the rest of their lives in Pima. The cost of such care can be massive, and the emotional toll that comes from watching a family member or friend suffer through it can be just as devastating. Yet not all TBI's produce this outcome. Oftentimes, you loved one can indeed make a full recovery. 

Are you able to return to work following a TBI?

If you suffer from a traumatic brain injury, you may be dealing with a wide-range of symptoms that can affect many areas of your life. You may find it difficult to concentrate, remember things, communicate with others, reason, problem-solve and schedule appointments. Furthermore, you may experience physical and psychological limitations, such as muscle weakness, fatigue, vision and auditory problems, depression, anxiety, and impulsivity. All of these things may affect your ability to return to work, or at least the position you held prior to being diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury.

ER doctors' assumptions result in brain damage for thousands

One of the most important ways for a doctor in Arizona to minimize the damage caused by a stroke is to diagnose it right away. However, when a woman, a person of color or someone under the age of 45 goes to the emergency room complaining of dizziness or a headache, many doctors fail to consider these as signs of a stroke, researchers from Johns Hopkins say.

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.