Head Injury - Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Updated: Mar 26, 2021


Introduction

When we think of traumatic brain injuries, we don't always think of our children playing in school, but the fact is 20% of all traumatic brain injuries occur from playing sports, with more than half (55%) of TBIs being caused by falls in children up to age 14.

Consider

Other than those over age 65, young adults from age 15-24 have the highest rate of head injury (1:100). The younger a person, the less likely ​to die from brain injury, being over 65 and sustaining a head trauma carried the highest risk of death almost 10x any other age group. This is also another reason that hormone levels should be checked in a person over 50, since most of these injuries are related to poor balance, decreases muscle strength and accidental falls. Survey — United States, 2001–2010 (Hospitalizations)

Suffering In Silence

Brain injury like chronic fatigue symptoms do not always show on the outside, the person can look perfectly normal on the outside but have a numerous emotional, physical and neurological disturbances. Many young adults with these injuries, suffer in silence, with learning difficulties and social stresses in school. If left untreated these can negatively effect, not only learning capabilities but the physical performance and emotional wellbeing of a young adult for many years. Studies are also reveling an increased risk of a second concussion or