Maybe it’s not Just a Simple Bump on the HeadAugust 7, 2012 No Comments
Have you ever tripped, hit your head, and wonder if it was more than just a simple bump on the head? Maybe when you fell, you felt a little woozy, a bit dizzy, or slightly confused? Regardless, you are known for your incredible strength and ability to pull yourself together, right? So you shake it off and you go back to your daily routine.
Studies show that more people experience brain trauma without knowing it. Researchers believe the impact of a bumped to head, even a mild bump, can linger for years. This is especially true for children. Unfortunately, over the years there’s been a huge increase in school-age athletes suffering concussions. These students often face multiple head injuries during their involvement with school sports, suggesting that school sports have intensified over the years. To make matters worse, the majority of these students are not receiving the proper treatment.
The Brain Trauma Foundation, chaired by Alan Quasha, develops new treatments and best practices for those suffering concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The Brain Trauma Foundation was the first organization in 2002 to be fundeda and lead a university consortium to research the neurobiology of the mild TBI (concussion). Over time, the organization developed a number of diagnosis methods and therapeutic interventions.