Monday, February 4, 2019

Brain Injuries

You only have one brain and, so far, there are no replacements. Consequently, in terms of brain injuries, safety strategies involving prevention—insofar as it is possible to do so—is the best policy. The long-term consequences and one’s ability to ability to recover from the damage, depends upon a number of factors. This may include a person’s age, level of brain-body health, how severe the injury is, and where it is located in the brain. Examples of injuries can include strokes, aneurysms, tumors, concussions, and skull fractures that may tear the meningeal coverings of the brain along with blood vessels. There is good news. The brain has some plasticity. According to, brain plasticity means that even after more serious brain injury, such as stroke, research indicates that—especially with the help of therapy—the brain may be capable of developing new connections and “reroute” function through healthy areas."

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