Sometimes we accidentally bump our head on something. Oftentimes these injuries are minor, causing soreness and a goose egg, but not much else. However, there are incidents in which a blow to the head is a serious injury. Car crashes, sporting accidents and slip-and-fall accidents could all result in a traumatic brain injury that could change the trajectory of a person's life for the long-run.
Those in Connecticut who have experienced whiplash can attest to just how painful and debilitating this injury can be. Whiplash takes place when a person's head is jolted back and forth, causing the tendons in their neck to stretch and tear. Motor vehicle accidents, falls, contact sports accidents, bicycle accidents and blows to the head are common causes of whiplash.
The human body is composed of many parts that all work together to make everyday life possible. So, when one of these parts is injured it could affect a person's overall health and ability to complete the same tasks they were able to complete prior to being injured. Spinal cord injuries can be devastating to anyone in Connecticut and across the nation.
A traumatic brain injury takes place when a person suffers a serious hit or jolt to the head. It can cause bruising of the brain, tear brain tissue, cause bleeding and more. Many people in Connecticut suffer TBIs annually. For example, a person could suffer a TBI if they slip on a wet floor, striking their head on the floor's surface. Car accidents are also a common cause of TBIs. In addition, a person could suffer a TBI while playing a sport. Therefore, it is important to understand how a serious TBI affects a person's health and quality of life.