What are some long-term brain injury symptoms?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be as simple as a concussion that heals in a few weeks. It can also be as serious as a catastrophic injury that leaves you with a life-long disability. Many brain injuries fall somewhere in the middle. That said, having lasting symptoms or issues is certainly common. For example, one … Read more

Common accidents that lead to traumatic brain injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most devastating injuries you can sustain in an accident. Unfortunately, a TBI can have many negative effects on your life, from memory and speech issues to reduced motor function, ongoing pain and more. Learn about some of the most common causes of these injuries. Falls While this may … Read more

Why coup-contrecoup brain injuries can turn your life upside down

Most people have never heard of a “coup-countercoup” brain injury until it happens to them or to a loved one. The term is French for “blow-counterblow.” In these injuries, two different parts (lobes) of the brain are affected – usually on opposite sides. They typically happen when someone strikes their head on a hard object. … Read more

Spinal cord injury: Important information

Car wrecks can lead to many injuries. Some of these are minor, but there are others that are catastrophic. When a person has a serious injury, such as a spinal cord injury, prompt medical care is critical. When a person has an injury to the spinal cord, the period immediately following the crash is likely … Read more

A traumatic brain injury can alter your closest relationships

One thing many people don’t realize about traumatic brain injuries (TBI) is the many ways that they can permanently alter even your closest and most intimate relationships with others. This can happen even when the other person continues to love you very much. One example of this is if a spouse becomes your primary caretaker. … Read more