What are the risks caused by brain injuries and concussions?

Evidence shows that a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) actually reduces life expectancy and results in an increase in long-term mortality?1 Even for a “mild” TBI, there is ample evidence which disputes the idea of a patient making a complete recovery.2 To be sure, “[i]t is well-recognized that [. . . ] patients often having persisting difficulties with concentration and memory.”3 Further, a study of over 350,000 veterans revealed that the risk of developing dementia after sustaining even a “mild” TBI without loss of consciousness is more than double that of individuals who have never suffered a TBI.4

If you are on this website for baseline testing, or for post-trauma injuries, you will need a health care provider to refer you for services. Below is a list of chiropractors, medical doctors, and clinics that understand the importance of early diagnosis of a concussion so it can be treated properly:

1 See e.g., McMilan, TM, et al., Death after head injury: the 13 year outcome of a case-control study. J. Of Neurology, Neurosurgery, & Psychiatry, Aug. 2011, 92(8): 931-35 (finding that the death rate was elevated for those who’d previously suffered a TBI, including a seven-fold increase in younger adults after a mild head injury); C. Harrison Felix, et al., Cause of death following 1 year post-injury among individuals with traumatic brain injury, J. Head Trauma Rehabil, Jan. 2006, 21(1): 22-33 (finding a statistically significant reduction in long-term survival for those with a mild traumatic brain injury); McMilan, TM, et al., Mortality and Morbidity, 15 years after hospital admission with a mild head injury: a prospective case-controlled population study. J. Of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, Nov. 2014, 85 (11): 1214-20 (finding that younger adults with a mild head injury had a 4.2 fold greater risk of death).

2 Smith, Douglas, et al., Diffuse Axonal Injury in Head Trauma, J. Head Trauma Rehabil. 2003 18(4).

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