You recently got in a car accident involving whiplash, but you initially felt fine. While there was some shock and slight discomfort, you were confident you were not seriously injured. Now, a few days later, you are experiencing some pain and wondering if it could be related to your crash. Sometimes serious injuries take a few days to present symptoms after collisions.
Car accidents can cause a number of health problems and injuries, ranging from the relatively minor to the completely disabling. Some collision victims make the mistake of thinking that being able to get up and walk away from the crash site means they do not have to worry about injuries. If you were injured in a car crash, it is important for you to be aware that some serious conditions can begin showing up some time after the accident.
A single blow to the head can have catastrophic effects on the remainder of your life, and in many cases, it can leave you needing long-term or permanent care. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 1.7 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries every year in America, and that TBIs play a role in about 30 percent of all injury-related fatalities in the United States. Because TBIs vary considerably and no two brain injuries are exactly alike, the symptoms associated with each can fluctuate from one victim to the next. Furthermore, symptoms tend to vary based on the severity of the TBI. Here is an overview of symptoms commonly associated with TBIs.
Thousands of children across the Dallas area are involved in youth sports, and that is generally a good thing. Sports teach children many valuable skills, including teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance and healthy living techniques. However, youth sports, especially football, have one significant potential downside: A child who plays them runs the risk of concussion, which is a specific type of traumatic brain injury.
People train extremely hard for triathlons. These races require both stamina and endurance from the participants. Even for the most experienced and most trained athletes may run into problems on the course though. Recently it was reported that in the past seven years, the swimming section of triathlons has led to serious injuries, including brain injury and death. Texas residents may find the statistics of these incidents somewhat concerning.
Drowning can occur in a very small amount of water in the right circumstances, so a pool full of water can understandably become a dangerous place to be. Even if life is not lost, serious brain injuries can occur from being under water too long without oxygen. A lawsuit was recently filed against three Dallas Cowboys players and one former player of the team, among others, for the brain injury a boy sustained while at a university football camp that they endorsed at a local North Texas university.
Suffering from an injury obtained in an accident can be difficult. Coming back from that injury can be even more challenging. Brain injuries can occur in many ways, and recovering from them can be quite the challenge. Injured Texas residents can look to a young woman for their inspiration as she makes her way through a serious brain injury recovery.
Medical science is always moving forward and then sometimes falling back in the never-ending quest for new treatments. Now there is a researcher who is working to find the first possible treatment for traumatic brain injury. Patients everywhere, including Texas could possibly benefit if the research could proves to be helpful.
Recent medical data suggests that Texas victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI) may have hope for pain relief in the form of ancient eastern medicine. Specifically, the practice of acupuncture may help brain injury patients experience pain relief and other improvements in their overall health and function. This news comes as a relief to patients and their families who are struggling to come to terms with the physical and psychological damage that can accompany a serious brain injury.
When an individual experiences a traumatic brain injury, their life and the lives of those closest to them is dramatically altered. Many people lose a wide range of bodily and cognitive function due to brain injury, and the road to recovery can be long and difficult. In addition, the expense of adjusting to the individual's new needs can take a toll on a Texas family.