The public, and even many professionals, are confused by the different terms used to describe a brain injury. Close head injury, traumatic brain injury, concussion, post-concussive syndrome are often used interchangeably. I remember reading somewhere about a study done in a hospital that patients who were diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury were treated very differently from those diagnosed with a concussion. The bottom line is that when the brain is injured it requires proper evaluation and treatment by specialists. The days of discounting someone’s injury as “just a concussion” are coming to a close in America.
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