HMS physician assistant Randy Parr was recently honored for her work with veterans suffering post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.
There are many different types of brain injuries, including anoxic injuries, contusions, concussions, and infections.
Recent statistics indicate concussions in children in the United States are increasing, particularly among adolescent athletes.
After a concussion, a patient should seek medical care right away, follow a customized recovery plan, receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy, adjust food choices, and refrain from drinking alcohol.
A diagnostic blood test for concussions, which could reduce the need for CT scans in some cases, has been officially approved by the FDA.
Traumatic brain injury recovery involves identifying your symptoms, obtaining the proper diagnosis from a medical professional, and undergoing treatment.
Recent concussion statistics show female soccer players in high school are at a high risk and falls are a consistent leading cause, as well.
Head injury symptoms include cognitive, sensory, behavioral and emotional changes. Headaches, nausea and sensitivity to light are several examples.