Check out these few facts that can help make us all more aware of just how prevalent brain injury is in the U.S.
Here are a few statistics I find very interesting regarding brain injury:
1) A TBI is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain.
2) Falls are the leading causes of TBI in America.
3) Men are twice as likely to sustain a TBI than women.
4) 90 % percent of concussions do not involve loss of consciousness.
5) Each year, about 2.8 million people are treated for TBI in a United States ER.
6) A concussion is a mild brain injury. The consequences of multiple concussions can be far more dangerous than those of a first time TBI.
7) The area most often injured are the frontal lobes that control thinking and emotional regulation.
8) A blow to one part of the brain can cause damage throughout the whole brain.
9) Blasts are the most common cause of TBIs for veterans fighting in war zones.
The above statement is an excellent summary of how a brain injury effects the body long term. It also sums up the personal battles I face with TBI daily.
I sketched this picture of the parts of the brain. X marks the spot of my compression in between the frontal and temporal lobes on the left side.
Thanks so much for taking a moment to read this. God bless you and much love.