When a Texan suffers a head injury, there is always a chance there will be brain damage. Unlike broken bones, cuts and other obvious injuries, the brain is so fragile and integral to normal daily functioning that any brain damage at all can change a person's life forever.
It is common knowledge among scientists and the medical community that the brain is among the most complex and important organs in the human body. Unfortunately, due to its location on the body, situated inside the head, it is not uncommon during accidents for the brain to suffer an injury.
Traumatic brain injuries can easily occur as a result of car accidents or other accidents in Texas, such as slip-and-fall accidents. This type of injury occurs when an external force damages the brain. Traumatic brain injury can affect people of all ages, although children in particular might experience psychological effects from such an injury, such as depression, anxiety and phobias, one decade later.
According to a new study, a drug that is used for treating bipolar disorder might help those with traumatic brain injuries. Specifically, the drug may help with preserving the function of the brain and with preventing the death of nerve cells in those with TBI. This study's findings may provide hope for those in Texas who are suffering from these types of injuries, the effects of which can be life changing.
Traumatic brain injuries typically result from a blow, bump or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. While a traumatic brain injury can range in severity from mild to severe, even the mildest TBI can cause changes in a person's physical, emotional or cognitive states and abilities. Victims often require ongoing treatment and extended rehabilitation in health care facilities; even in less severe cases, the care and treatment required are costly.
In Texas and elsewhere, an injury to the brain can be one of the most devastating of all types of injuries. Even for those lucky enough to retain cognitive function, a brain injury can leave a person struggling with lifelong health issues. When the injury occurs, it is often difficult to determine just how severe or far-reaching the effects will be, or the degree of medical care that will be required throughout the remainder of the victim's life.
Golf has long been considered a gentleman's game. It is different from many sports in that the rules are generally enforced by the players themselves, and the behavior of the participants is typically polite and civil. However, a recent afternoon round of golf proved that assumption to be wrong after a dispute over an ill-shot ball escalated into violence that left one Texas man with a brain injury.
Even if a rider is wearing a helmet, when a motorcycle is struck by another vehicle, the injuries suffered may be catastrophic. Helmets are worn because most riders in Texas understand how devastating a brain injury can be. Nevertheless, if the driver of a larger motor vehicle, such as a truck, is negligent and collides with a motorcycle, the chances of the biker escaping critical injury may be remote.
The consequences of driving drunk are widely known in Texas. Accidents caused by intoxicated drivers often result in catastrophic injuries, lifelong suffering and sometimes death. Such accidents may also create rifts in families that cannot be mended. One Texas man is facing the consequences of a drunk driving accident that left two people dead and another with a traumatic brain injury.
With the heightened awareness of concussions in professional sports, Texas parents may be rightly concerned about head trauma as their children return to school athletics. However, participating in a sport is not the only way a child may receive a brain injury. In fact, a new international study shows that children who suffer even mild concussions may experience more difficulties in life as they get older.