Blog Posts in March, 2015

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  • Spinal Cord Stimulation May Help Treat Chronic Pain

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 10-Mar-2015

    Chronic pain is common after a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, and it can be difficult to treat as it typically involves an abnormal delivery of pain messages from the nerves to the brain. Spinal cord stimulation reduces this abnormal delivery of messages, therefore reducing the sensation and perception of pain. Spinal cord stimulation involves a device that transmits an electrical current, ...
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  • Brain-Stem Neurons More Resistant to Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-Mar-2015

    A person who endures a severe traumatic brain injury or other serious situations such as heart failure or near drowning, will sometimes fall into a persistent vegetative state. The persistent vegetative state is a disorder of consciousness in which the patient is awake, but unaware or unconscious. This occurs as a result of damage to neurons in higher-level areas of the brain, which are important ...
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  • Lifetime Brain Injury Risk

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 5-Mar-2015

    Experiencing one traumatic brain injury increases a persons lifetime brain injury risk-partly because the person is often involved in an activity that puts him at an increased risk for brain injury in general, such as military combat or certain sports. Each instance of traumatic brain injury makes a person more susceptible to increased damage and long-term complications. When assessing a person's ...
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  • Emotional Blindness After Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 3-Mar-2015

    Alexithymia is the inability to identify, understand, and express feelings. People with alexithymia tend to have a flat reaction to emotions, and can be hypersensitive to physical sensations-often attributing their emotions to a perceived physical problem. Anxiety sensitivity is similar in that it describes the fear of experiencing anxiety. People with anxiety sensitivity tend to attribute ...
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  • Severe TBI May Permanently Impair Driving

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 2-Mar-2015

    The decision to return to driving after a moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury is a difficult one. The skills required to drive safely, such as concentration, problem-solving, reaction time, and anger management, can frequently be impaired as a result of a brain injury. Past research has found that higher scores in certain neuro-psychological assessments (i.e., Trail-Making Test) can help ...
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