Brain Injury

Herniated Disc C4/C5 and C5/C6 Injuries

Spinal injuries can be very serious. Depending on the severity and location of the injury, this type of damage can lead to chronic pain, paralysis, loss of sensation, and other complications. One of the most common types of spinal injuries are herniated discs, which often occur between the C4/C5 and the C5/C6 vertebrae. If you… read more

The Dangers of Spinal Cord Stimulator

All surgical procedures carry a certain amount of risk, such as blood clots, allergic reactions, and infection. It is the responsibility of the surgeon to inform a patient of these risks and take necessary steps to prevent patient injury. However, one procedure known as spinal cord stimulation carries certain dangers that could lead to severe… read more

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Traumatic Brain Injury?

Whether you fell from a roof or hit your head during a car accident, any damage to your head requires immediate medical attention. Our brain is one of the most important organs in our body, and damage to the brain can lead to damaging, lifelong effects. Recovering from a traumatic brain injury can take a… read more

Everything You Need to Know About Talk & Die Syndrome

Talk and die syndrome is an epithet physicians and neurologists use for an epidural hematoma. An epidural hematoma is a closed traumatic head injury in which blood accumulates between the dural membrane and the skull. Traumatic head injuries can cause epidural hematoma, but victims may not notice any immediate symptoms. While a minor skull fracture… read more

What is Second Impact Syndrome?

Second impact syndrome (SIS) occurs when someone sustains a second head injury when the first head injury hasn’t fully healed. SIS typically involves athletes who return to the field while still suffering post-concussive symptoms after injury but it can also occur in those who have been in a car accident or any other related collision…. read more

Concussion Dangers and How to Know if You Have One

A concussion is a head injury with symptoms that can last for days, weeks, or life. A concussive traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to severe headaches, confusion, amnesia, nausea, and psychological disorders. Suffering a concussion can have lasting physical and mental impacts on the victim. Symptoms of a Concussion Depending on the type and severity… read more

How to Prevent Some of the Most Common High School Sports Injuries

Many high schoolers dream of playing sports, which offer many benefits—including physical activity, socialization, and an opportunity to learn about winning and losing gracefully. However, many parents are rightfully concerned about the rate and severity of injuries associated with sports like football and baseball. If you have a child that has suffered an injury while… read more

Concussions 101: What Parents Need to Know

Unlike a broken bone, the symptoms of a concussion can be difficult to recognize and diagnose. While minor incidents typically don’t cause lasting effects, a moderate or severe one can completely change a child’s life. Learn how to recognize and obtain treatment for your kids to improve the recovery process after a brain injury. What’s… read more