Concussions are traumatic brain injuries. They are also known as a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). But make no mistake, there is nothing mild about them. They can have long lasting and serious side effects and even raise the risk of serious cognitive disorders and diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
If you or a member of your family sustain a head injury of any degree – concussion, traumatic brain injury, or mild traumatic brain injury, contact us at (512) 852-4327, we’d like to help.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately 1.7 million or more traumatic brain injuries treated in hospitals across the country every year. And approximately 75% of those injuries are mild traumatic brain injuries or concussions.
But the real number of concussions, the number of concussions that actually occur in the United States every year, is currently unknown. And this is because often these injuries go unreported and untreated. We have written about this phenomena and other issues surrounding concussion here and in our brain injury category on our blog.
All that is required for a concussion to take place is a sudden acceleration or deceleration of the head, trauma or a blow to the head is not necessary. This can take place in a car accident, or due to a fall, during a sports event like a football, basketball, baseball, softball, kickball, or hockey game. And a concussion can take place when skiing, skating, horseback riding, biking, jogging, running, or even playing on a playground.
On our blog we present posts and well as videos that address symptoms of a concussion or head injury, how to prevent and avoid a brain injury, and what to do if you suffere one or are recovering from a brain injury.
We hope you find the information helpful. Good luck.