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What Is a Tampa Bay Brain Injury?

The brain controls everything we say, do, think, and feel. It keeps us alive through breathing, circulation, digestion, hormones, and the immune system. Through the brain, we experience emotion and express ourselves.  The human brain can even store more information than all the libraries in the world. What is a Florida Brain Injury? Brain injury refers to the occurrence of…

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Hearing Loss After Tampa Bay Brain Injury

The Center for Disease Control[1] (CDC)estimates that as many as 5.3 million Americans are living with brain injuries at any given time, and a significant head injury occurs about every 21 seconds. In 2010, about 2.5 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations or deaths were associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The CDC further provides: 5 to 10% of athletes will…

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March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month In Tampa Bay

The Brain Injury Association[1] of America (BIAA) leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an awareness campaign in March each year. The theme for the 2015 to 2017 campaign is: Not Alone. The Not Alone campaign provides a platform for educating the general public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with…

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Tampa Bay Claim For Concussion And Post-Concussion Syndrome

What is a Tampa Bay Concussion? A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) that usually occurs after a blow to the head. Concussions can be caused by any number of causes including car accidents, falls, as well as sport-related injuries.  The symptoms of concussion can include headaches, inability to concentrate, and impairment of memory, judgment, balance and/or coordination.…

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Tampa Bay Brain Injury Basics

According to the Centers for Disease Control[1] and Prevention, as many as 1.4 million Americans suffer a brain injury on an annual basis. Brain injuries can be caused by anything from a car accident to a fall in the shower to a sports-related accident at school. If a loved one has sustained a brain injury, there are some general terms…

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Tampa Bay Post-Traumatic Headache

What is a post-traumatic headache? Post-traumatic headache[1] (PTH) is defined by the International Headache Society as a headache developing within seven days of the injury or after regaining consciousness. A headache is the most common symptom following TBI. Studies to date have documented that anywhere from 30-90% of individuals who sustain a TBI develop post-traumatic headache.  Interestingly, several researchers have…

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Tampa Bay Caregivers For Victims Of Brain Injury

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders [1] and Stroke (NINDS) describes Traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a form of acquired brain injury that occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.  Symptoms of a TBI can be…

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Living With Traumatic Brain Injury In Tampa Bay

The Brain Injury Association[1] of America provides, that brain injury is unpredictable in its consequences as it affects who we are, the way we think, act, and feel. It can change everything about us in a matter of seconds. The most important things to remember: A person with a brain injury is a person first. No two brain injuries are…

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Vision Problems Caused By Tampa Bay Brain Injury

Research estimates that 80-85 percent of an individual’s perception, learning, cognition, and activities are mediated through vision.  It can be challenging, therefore, for anyone suffering from vision issues[1] after a brain injury. Common Forms of Tampa Bay Vision Problems After TBI In general, 20-40 percent of people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience related vision disorders[2]. Some vision-related issues can…

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Tampa Bay Mild Brain Injuries

The term “mild brain injury” can be misleading. The term “mild” is used in reference to the severity of the initial physical trauma that caused the injury. It does not indicate the severity of the consequences of the injury. The Centers for Disease Control [1], as part of its Report to Congress on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States, developed the following…