Author Archives: Matt Dolman

The Devastating Effects of a Severe Brain Injury

Statistics show1 that an estimated 1.7 million individuals in the United States suffer some degree of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on an annual basis. These injuries can range from a minor concussion to a severe and permanently debilitating condition. For … Continue reading

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Advances In Detecting and Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

In modern times, advanced tools and techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) makes detecting traumatic brain injury possible. Without this revolutionary medical equipment, we’d likely have to rely on the keen eye of a doctor … Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Result in Long-Term Complications

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year.1 TBIs occur when a head injury results in a disruption in normal brain … Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injuries in Sports

When you decide to play a sport, you are generally accepting that game play has the chance to result in certain types of injury, such as fractures, sprains, strains, and more. Such acceptance is referred to in legal terms as … Continue reading

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Quick Facts about Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, occur when a blow or jolt to a person’s head results in a disruption in normal brain function. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates1 that approximately 1.7 million people in the United … Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injuries can Occur in a Variety of Ways

Concussions and traumatic brain injuries have been in the news as of late, with several high profile lawsuits between professional athletes and their respective leagues resulting in multi-million dollar settlements1 and changes to rules and safety equipment. The Centers for … Continue reading

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The Myths of Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any traumatic damage dealt to the brain by an external force. The most common causes of TBIs are motor vehicle accidents, slip/trip and falls, and propelled or falling objects colliding with one’s head. It’s … Continue reading

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Traumatic Brain Injury

TBI, or traumatic brain injury, is the result of an outside physical force damaging the brain and causing an injury. Brain injuries are often referred to as “invisible disabilities” because, although they may appear physically and mentally sound, a person … Continue reading

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Is there a Relation between Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries?

The human brain, excessive amounts of force, and a lot of physical contact are all specific characteristics of many sports; namely football and boxing. Can an abnormal amount of brain injuries be traced back to these physically stressful sports? Ask … Continue reading

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The Brain and CT Scans

The brain is perhaps the most complex and delicate organ in the human body. As has been discussed extensively on this blog, traumatic brain injuries are some of the most common, and dangerous, outcomes caused by automobile crashes. THE BRAIN … Continue reading

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