Brain Injuries

What is CTE in Football?

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive, degenerative brain disease. CTE results from repeated brain injuries. Tackle football is a leading cause of CTE. But CTE can also arise from other contact sports like boxing, hockey, and soccer. Doctors have even found CTE in members of the armed forces and other occupations with repeated exposure… read more

What Happens if You Play Sports with a Concussion?

Generally, a concussion falls among the milder brain injuries. But that does not mean that you should ignore a concussion. The damage from a concussion might only reveal itself in the days and weeks after the initial injury. Repeated brain trauma can lead to degenerative brain diseases like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Because of this,… read more

Nausea After Hitting Your Head: How a Brain Injury Can Affect Your Body and Your Life

When your head collides with a hard surface, it can affect your entire body in many ways. Your brain is responsible for many of your bodily functions. Because your brain rests inside of your skull, hitting your head can trigger a variety of symptoms.  One of the potential symptoms of hitting your head is nausea…. read more

What Does a Concussion Do to the Brain?

About 1.5 million people experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States annually. Most TBI injuries result from car accidents and fall mishaps. Although some brain injuries are classified as “mild,” others can be life-threatening.  If you or someone you love has experienced a traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, contact… read more

Brain Stem Injury Symptoms

Following a serious injury, victims deserve appropriate care. They deserve financial, physical, and legal protection. Each state has laws on the books to help injury victims seek compensation. Victims can pursue damages that they sustained due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness.  If you have experienced damage to your brain stem because of another party’s… read more

Acquired Brain Injury Symptoms

Acquired brain injuries (ABIs) encompass all brain injuries that are not genetic or congenital. ABIs include any brain injuries acquired after birth, although the term also specifically excludes birth injuries. ABIs fall into two broad categories: traumatic and non-traumatic. But since most people are already familiar with traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, many people use… read more

Long-Term Effects of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result from almost any kind of accident. The whipping motion during a car accident could give you a headache that lasts for a few days. A simple slip and fall could leave you seeing stars. Or,  you might not remember how you got a bump on the head from… read more

The Characteristics of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur due to many kinds of accidents, ranging from car accidents to a slip and fall. A brain injury can create lifelong issues. In severe cases, a traumatic brain injury can lead to permanent disability or even death. As a result, it’s important to watch for the signs of a… read more

Can You Get a Concussion Without Hitting Your Head?

The short answer is yes! Even if your head has not come into contact with another object or surface, you may have a concussion. Concussions are a category of traumatic brain injury (TBI) — they actually tend to occur more often than other types of TBIs. Sometimes, concussions are not reported because the person with… read more

Brain Injury Symptoms to Look for After a Fall

Falls are a leading cause of unintentional injury and death across the nation. When you fall, the chances of sustaining an injury are high. While your internal organs will likely be protected, your head is quite vulnerable. Victims of falling accidents often suffer from traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBI. Brain injuries often occur… read more