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Life upended by car accident, TBI

She glanced up at the rearview mirror and noticed a car behind hers. She looked ahead and saw that traffic had stopped on the highway, as it often did. She slowed, too, but the car behind hers did not. It slammed into the rear of her vehicle at 45 mph.Doctors initially diagnosed her with bumps, bruises and a mild concussion. No big deal, they said, you will soon be back to normal with a bit of rest. Days of blinding headaches and fatigue stretched into weeks and then months. Eventually she found a neurologist who said she had suffered traumatic brain injury and began the process of helping her to get her life back.

Study finds over 40 percent of NFL players have brain damage

Some people in Florida may be aware that concussions and brain injuries suffered by players in the National Football League have been under scrutiny recently. A recent study found that over 40 percent of the former players that were checked had more brain damage than other healthy males of a similar age. Over half also had completing goals, and over 40 percent also had memory or attention problems.

Dealing with speech and language issues after a brain injury

People who suffer major injuries in Florida know that the road to recovery can be difficult. Depending on the type of injury the person may not be able to use a certain body part for a period of time, and sometimes such loss is permanent depending on the type of injury. However, recovering from traumatic brain injuries can be more difficult than recovering from other types of injuries. Some people will never fully recover from a traumatic brain injury.

Determining the severity of a Florida traumatic brain injury

As people in Florida know, the brain is vital to human life. The brain controls the functions of the body and ensures that it functions properly. Therefore, it is important to protect the brain. However, one cannot always protect the brain completely. If the person is in an accident or falls, the person may injure his or her brain. These are known as traumatic brain injuries. Like most injuries though, the severity of the brain injury can vary greatly.

Behavioral issues after Florida traumatic brain injuries

There has been a lot of focus on concussions in football and other sports, both nationally and in Florida. Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injuries, which can have long-term consequences. There are also many other ways people can suffer traumatic brain injuries, such as car accidents or other accidents. If a person suffers a traumatic injury, they may experience many physical and cognitive problems.

5k run organized to raise money for traumatic brain injuries

Many people in Florida are injured every day. Injuries can happen in a variety of ways and the severity of the injuries can vary greatly as well. Some injuries are minor and may only cause minor inconveniences while others are very significant and can completely change a person's life. One type of injury that can completely change a person's life is a traumatic brain injury.

Ways to determine the severity of a traumatic brain injury

Accidents occur every day in Florida. Sometimes, these accidents only damage property, but many other accidents involve injury to the people involved. The injury could be minor, such as a bruise or small cut. Nonetheless, if the accident involved a car or heavy machinery, the person may suffer significant injuries, such as broken bones, torn ligaments, internal bleeding, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and others.

Rehabilitation after traumatic brain injuries in Florida

All injuries suffered by people in Florida can affect a person's life. Even the minor ones can be an annoyance or make certain activities less enjoyable. However, it's not the minor injuries that most people dread; it's the serious injuries that can completely change a person's life. One of these severe types of injuries is brain damage. Brain injuries have both short-term and long-term effects that a person may never recover from completely.

Immediate treatment of traumatic brain injuries

There has been a big focus on brain injuries caused by sports in Florida. In particular, the NFL and NHL have been under scrutiny due to the amount of brain related injuries in those sports. However, many people suffer traumatic brain injuries outside of sports in Florida. These injuries can occur in car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and many other situations. The effects of these brain injuries are the same, however, no matter where or how they occur. Some of the effects can completely change a person's life.

Symptoms of concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries

Concussions have frequently been in the news in Florida recently. Much of the focus has been on concussions associated with sports, namely football. Many people suffer from concussions outside of sports though. Obviously they occur more often in high contact sports like football, but they can happen to be people who slip and fall, are involved in car accidents and in many other ways.

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