Brain Injury Month
Brain Injury Awareness Month is observed in March to raise awareness about the causes, effects, and prevention of brain injuries. As our patient, we want you to know the following:
Definition: A brain injury is any injury to the brain that disrupts normal brain function. It can be caused by a blow, jolt, or bump to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts normal brain function.
Causes: Brain injuries can be caused by a wide range of factors such as accidents, falls, sports injuries, violence, and medical conditions like strokes and tumors.
Symptoms: Symptoms of a brain injury may include headaches, dizziness, loss of balance, memory problems, confusion, seizures, and changes in behavior.
Treatment: Treatment for brain injuries depends on the severity of the injury. Mild brain injuries may only require rest and over-the-counter pain medication, while severe injuries may require surgery, medication, and rehabilitation.
Prevention: Some of the ways to prevent brain injuries include wearing seat belts, using helmets while riding bikes or playing sports, and avoiding risky behaviors like drug and alcohol abuse.
Resources: There are various organizations and resources available for people with brain injuries and their families, such as Brain Injury Association of America, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By sharing this information, we hope you understand the importance of preventing brain injuries and seeking timely medical attention if you experience any symptoms of a brain injury.