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Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury

The impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a major issue that can lead to a life-altering condition is something that needs to be highlighted. Three types of traumatic brain injury classification exist which include mild, moderate as well as severe traumatic brain injury. TBIs are diagnosed based on the duration of unconsciousness as well as the symptoms. The doctor assesses factors, such as, how long the patient was knocked out, if a loss of consciousness occurred, and how severe symptoms were.

Most TBIs are termed as mild simply because the signs and symptoms are not of severe nature or they are temporary and do not become evident immediately after the injury. While severe TBIs can be marked as irreparable and fatal, these less severe cases also cause long-lived impairments. The after-effect including brain damage that brings about loss of consciousness, memory loss (prior to and after the accident), confusion, recall challenges, et cetera. In addition, students may experience difficulties learning new information, speech problems, balance and coordination issues, and auditory or visual impairments. It was revealed, the experts have identified some types of the TBI which increase the chance of the dementia and others forms of Alzheimer.

Relating to the extreme nature of traumatic brain injury – without a cure arriving – prevention of this TBI should constitute a priority. You should be aware of the importance of this statement mainly if you already had a concussion and, maybe, a TBI before.

TBI Prevention Tips

Falls take the lead as the snowball of traumatic brain injury and is more common with aging population. Erecting program to avert falls will be a practical method for TBI prevention. This way we will learn what we can do to avoid falling.

  • Make sure you use railings every time you are taking stairs and avoid the use of the stairwell to go down a floor.
  • Ensure they that home gets sufficiently light, especially on stairways.
  • Add bars on the windows so kids don’t roll out from open windows.
  • Make sure the sidewalks are clear of objects or where fouls can occur.
  • See to it that there are no wheel chairs and stools that can lean back. You might want to lean back on any chair or stool that is made for today, but you shouldn’t.
  • Avoid any danger in your home including mosquito proliferation, without tackling it properly, they may get themselves a fall and tripping. Use safety gates to block people’s path to stairs for them not to fall down.

Preventing Sports-Related TBI

Playing the majority of the sport activities can trigger an accident that results in a TBI (traumatic brain injury). Although one has the right gear, there is always a risk of injury, getting lost and effects of weather. Also though, there are certain things that you could do and be able to lower your risk of a personal injury pain relief in the case of sports.

  • For head injuries, buy helmets and headgear that are approved by the authority. These protective gears vary from one sport to a sport, so choose the head wear appropriate for the sport you play. Do not sacrifice your decrease in performance while using helmets not meant for your sport you are playing.
  • You must make sure your helmet, and any head gear you use, fits you properly. Don’t just buy it and see how it goes. Let a professional fit it for you.
  • Adhering to the utmost safety precautions and the equipping of your helmet and headgear prior to each game is essential.
  • As the safety equipment becomes old or worn and you eventually fall and hit your head while using them, replace the equipment in order to take full advantage of the protection they provide. An executing the majority of the helmets are designed to only bear on hit. If you already have an old helmet do not wear it because of that reason.
  • Be sure to put a helmet on whenever skateboarding, inlining, or riding a scooter is involved.
  • Always wear protective head gear when participating in the following activities.




 Horseback riding

As driving a car or any other vehicles such as snowmobiles or four wheelers becomes popular, the risk of being harmed for children, teenagers and middle age people increases.



Some experts also recommend head gear for the following activities – especially if you have a history of head injury:

  • Soccer
  • Motor sports
  • Bull riding
  • Martial arts
  • Pole vaulting

How To File a Lawsuit Against Head Injuries

If you & your loved one is suffering from head injuries then you need to file a lawsuit against the third party. A personal injury lawyer can guide you step by step about how to file a case against third party & get compensation you deserve.

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