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The Long Term Effects of a Concussion

The Long Term Effects of a Concussion

A concussion is a severe injury affecting the brain, also known as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is caused when the brain is shaken violently back and forth due to a jolt or blow to the head. Concussions are a common injury, especially in car accidents, slips, high-impact sports, and more. Due to being considered a mild TBI, many aren’t aware that they can come with long-term effects.  In most cases, concussions are not life-threatening, and symptoms disappear within a few weeks. However, there is always a possibility that long-term effects can develop over time. 10 to 20 percent of...

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Traumatic Brain Injuries After An Auto Accident

Image illustrating potential traumatic brain injury from an auto accident.

The brain is extraordinarily delicate and needs extra care when avoiding injuries. The human brain has the same consistency as gelatin, so it’s not surprising how many kinds of brain injuries can happen. Even with the protection of your skull, the brain can still suffer from damaging injuries. Depending on what caused the incident, there are two types of injuries. Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Acquired. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are caused by an external force that impacts the function of the brain. The most common causes of TBI are car accidents, physical assaults, sports-related accidents, and falls. Approximately 1.7 million traumatic brain...

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