The Challenges of a Head Injury

Head injuries are increasingly part of the news. From the American football concussion scandal to concerns about youth sports today, the realistic possibilities surrounding head injuries hit closer to home every day. No matter how the injury occurs, it can have long term effects to the health of one’s brain, and thus, on one’s entire life.

 

The brain functions as the central organ of the nervous system, sending and receiving signals to the rest of our body. Its centrality affects muscle and organ alike, and gives us consciousness in the first place. Its importance cannot be underestimated. Brain injuries can affect people in physical psychological, and emotional ways:

 

  • Walking, standing, eye-hand coordination may be compromised.
  • Long or short-term memory could be injured.
  • One’s capacity for and use of language can suffer impairment.
  • Personality traits and lifestyle habits may change.
  • The ability to problem-solve might deteriorate.
  • Depression and anxiety, understandably, may deepen.

 

Long-term effects from brain injuries depend upon the severity of the injury. A concussion, while considered a temporary brain injury, can still have a lasting outcome in the sense that it can stretch or tear the brain’s nerve fibers and cause PCS (Post Concussion Syndrome). Concussions can also lead to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease that has killed professional athletes in the past.

 

 

We can help you get compensation for head injuries to ensure rehabilitation is possible throughout life. Let us help you deal with the potentially devastating effects of an injury like this one.

 

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