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Traumatic Brain Injury

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Traumatic Brain Injury Your kitten is on the kitchen counter. She is about to step onto a hot stove. You have only seconds to act. Accessing the signals coming from your eyes, your brain quickly calculates when, where, and at what speed you will need to dive to intercept her. Then it orders your muscles to do so. Your timing is perfect and she's safe. No computer can come close to your brain's awesome ability to download, process, and react to the flood of information coming from your eyes, ears, and other sensory organs (“Your Amazing Brain”). The human brain is the most vital organ in a human body and allows you to do everything that you do. Damaging of the brain can cause permanent effects to you including paralyzation of the human body. It is critical that we try and protect the human brain as much as possible. Brain injuries leave everlasting effects on humans; people need to be aware of what treatments are used on brain injuries, how they occur, and the importance of the brain. Head injuries are a rapidly growing issue within the United States today. Almost every sport player faces the fact that they may end up with a head injury at any given point in a game or even practice. These injuries will mainly consist of either minor, moderate, or severe concussions which overtime can leave a harmful and everlasting effect on that person. There are multiple different types of scans and tests used on head/brain injuries to help determine the type of injury and the extent of the injury whether it be mild or extremely critical. Given the extremity of the results produced by the tests, the doctors will provide you with the processes you will need to fully recover from the injury you sustained. However, some brain injuries can leave o... ... middle of paper ... ...o overcome which will make them uneasy in their life and will frustrate them because they don’t remember a lot of what they knew previously. Work Cited Hagen, Chris, Malkmus, Danese, and Durham, Patricia. “Treatment.” Brain Injury Association of America. National Brain Injury Information Center, n.d. Web. 31 October 2013. “How Many People Have TBI?” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USA.gov, March 27, 2013. Web. 10 November 2013. “Mild Brain Injury and Concussion.” Brain Injury Association of America. ReMed, n.d. Web. 10 November 2013. “MRI Scans.” MedlinePlus. National Institutes of Health, October 25, 2013. Web. 31 October 2013. “Prevention.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USA.gov, March 27, 2013. Web. 10 November 2013. “Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).” American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Pearson, n.d. Web. 10 November 2013.

In this essay, the author

  • Describes the different types of tests and scans used to determine the severity of a brain injury.
  • Explains that patients of traumatic brain injuries (tbi) will go through a process of treatments that will usually start out at an initial treatment and then move on to rehabilitative stage.
  • Opines that tbi's are a major issue in america and needs to be acknowledged by everyone to help prevent them.
  • Explains that minor brain injuries are the most common in america and are easier to come about. the brain injury association provides information on what happens during a mild brain injury.
  • Explains that there are two major types of traumatic brain injuries: penetrating injuries and closed head injuries.
  • Explains that speech and communication problems are the hardest for patients to overcome. they may have difficulty with spelling, writing, and reading.
  • Explains the centers for disease control and prevention's "prevention". usa.gov, march 27, 2013.
  • Explains that the human brain is the most vital organ in a human body and allows you to do everything that you do.
  • Explains that hagen, chris, malkmus, danese, and durham, patricia. "treatment." brain injury association of america.
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