The Awareness Of Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Introduction The awareness of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) has increased and the information available is better now than it was in the past. I believe many people are aware of concussions and traumatic brain injuries but not how it can affect their brain. Traumatic Brain injuries are a very complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. Many healthcare professionals in the field of brain injury often say, “If you’ve seen one concussion, you’ve seen one concussion.” Even a mild case of a concussion should not be taken lightly. People do not realize the impact it can have on a person and his/her family, it can be devastating. One of the leading causes of Brain Injuries is concussion as this has been brought to light by…show more content…
Although after a concussion many people do not remember what happened immediately before or after the injury and may act confused. Even a mild concussion should not be taken lightly. Many concussions are not recognized and therefore the person does not seek medical attention. A ‘mild brain injury” can be misleading as the term ‘mild’ is used to describe the severity of the initial physical trauma that caused the injury. As most people would assume, it does not indicate the severity of the consequences of the injury. Many neurosurgeons and other brain injury experts have emphasized that although some concussions can be less serious than others, there is no such thing as a “minor concussion”. Concussions are very common, an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year. “Concussion is an injury that results from a wide variety of mechanisms and has numerous signs and symptoms that are common to different types of injury” (ncbi). For many it can be difficult and a challenge getting an accurate diagnosis and treatment when the injury has caused no loss of consciousness. However, again it is important to stress, there does not need to be a loss of consciousness to receive a brain injury. The main causes and symptoms? A concussion is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Signs and symptoms of
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