Brain Injury Awareness Month

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More than 2.5 million people in the United States sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) each year, and 1 million more experience strokes and other acquired brain injuries. Brain Injury Awareness Month is held each March, with the goal of recognizing those who have survived brain injuries and empower them, de-stigmatize injuries and promote support, research and treatment.

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is an injury caused by a sudden, forceful blow to the head. The effects of a TBI depend on the severity of impact and cause of injury, and may result in the disruption of normal brain function, damage to protective brain tissues, swelling, tearing or bleeding.

In the event of a traumatic brain injury, our multidisciplinary team of specialized physicians are equipped with the latest technologies and fellowship training to provide the highest level of treatment.

Learn more about brain injury prevention, different types of brain injury, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment from our resources below.

Rebound Brain Injury Awareness Month Resources:

Traumatic Brain Injury Causes & Symptoms

Rebound neurosurgeon, Dr. Ashok Modha, explains what a traumatic brain injury is, common causes of traumatic brain injury, and symptoms. Click here for an overview of mild and severe traumatic brain injury.

How is a Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosed?

Brain injuries are serious and require prompt medical attention and diagnosis. Dr. Modha discusses how the neurosurgery team at Rebound evaluates and diagnoses brain injuries, and what types of treatment may be necessary here.

What Causes a Concussion and How is it Treated?

Concussions are a form of mild traumatic brain injury, and are common in sports and recreational activities because they typically occur after a direct blow to the head or body. Learn how to identify a concussion and guidelines on returning to activity after experiencing a concussion in this post.

Proper Helmet Fitting for Sports Safety

Wearing a helmet is an important part of preventing head trauma, but the fit and safety techniques are other crucial elements of prevention. Learn tips on finding properly fitting helmets from Rebound athletic trainer Jeff Kraayeveld here.

 

Additional Brain Injury Resources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Brain Injury Safety Tips and Prevention

CDC – Severe Brain Injury

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) – Traumatic Brain Injury

AANS – Sports-Related Head Injury

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) – Traumatic Brain Injury