Great info on what to watch out for.
For most people, a traumatic or acquired brain injury starts in the car.
Two million Americans will get a brain injury this year.
If there is lots of blood or broken bones on the car accident scene, or if someone is in a coma, a severe traumatic brain injury can be diagnosed on site.
At first glance, however, you need to know that a mild traumatic brain injury isn’t so obvious, like a giant train just fell out a window.
No, not at all. But the brain damage can be immense.
Here’s a looking-glass view of the brain and how it’s encased in the skull with the spinal cord. So you see?
Everything can seem perfectly normal.
But after days and weeks go by, the internal damage reveals itself. It has to do so, and others need to be on watch for subtle signs. A mild brain injury doesn’t ‘jump out at…
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