Brain Injury

Music jogs memory for patients with brain injuries

It seems that just about everyone likes music. People like music for many reasons, from the powerful lyrics to its relaxing effect. For some patients, music might even help them with their medical and mental recoveries. A recent study published in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation looked at severe brain injury patients and found that they have “music… read more

Brain injury can lead to permanent damage and death

In western New York recently, a 16-year-old high school football player died following a Friday night game against an opposing team. According to reports, the player lost consciousness following a helmet-to-helmet hit. Three other football players around the country have died from similar head injuries since the start of the current fall football season, and… read more

Are football players’ brains the key to deciphering brain injury?

Traumatic brain injury is one of the leading causes of deaths in the country. Whether the cause is a motor vehicle accident, a fall or a sport injury, a violent blow to the head can result in a concussion, which can, in turn, lead to a serious disability or even death. Brain injury treatment does… read more

The relationship between brain injury and stroke

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a very serious matter. No doubt, many Manhattan readers are familiar with the often-debilitating effects of brain injury. Some of these injuries escalate into worse medical conditions or complications. In fact, a recent report indicates that brain injury victims may have more to be alarmed than long-term headaches, dizziness or… read more

New therapy offers hope for brain injury victims

In the blink of an eye, New York residents can survive a sudden accident but then struggle to maintain life at the most basic level. The frightening experience of one man is a case in point. Two years ago, the man, then 28, sustained a traumatic brain injury after he was thrown from his SUV… read more

Whiplash and its connection to brain injury

Automotive accidents are quite common in New York State. With this type of accident a victim may sometimes experience whiplash. This effect is known to be the cause of numerous spine injuries in accident victims. However, what some people do not realize is that whiplash may also bring about changes to the human body that… read more

Woman discusses her journey after suffering traumatic brain injury

When a loved one in New York or elsewhere suffers a traumatic brain injury, it may difficult for family members to make long-term decisions on behalf of the injured person. It may be challenging figuring out how to financially provide for long-term care and rehabilitation for the victim, as well as determining if there is… read more

Man making recovery after suffering traumatic brain injury

Families in New York and elsewhere face new challenges when their loved one suffers from a brain injury. Typically unexpected, brain injuries may cause financial anxiety and stress for families feeling lost in the mounting bills and uncertainty regarding a long-term plan. In these times, families may seek a negligence claim to assist them through… read more

9-year-old boy faces long recovery after traumatic brain injury

An accident that results in a brain injury can forever change the lives of the injured individual and his or her family members. Unexpected medical bills and the need to create a plan for future care may make the road to recovery especially difficult for family members coping with their loved one’s brain injury. However,… read more

Woman suffers brain injury in hit-and-run, man charged

When a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury, family members may need to create a plan to handle the possible long-term care for the victim. Unfortunately, family and friends must learn how to prepare for the recuperation process while they are still grieving. Understandably, it may be more frustrating for families when the brain… read more