Statistics of TBI
According to the data of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States each year approximately:
1.7 million people experience a TBI
53,000 people die from TBI-related causes
70,000 people experience permanent damage
As TBI is caused by common events such as falls, car crashes, and sports injuries, anyone can suffer from it; however, the age groups in which TBI is most common include, Children up to 4 years old Adolescents between 15 and 19 years old Adults 65 and older
TBI rates are higher for males than for females within every age group. Disabilities caused by a TBI depend on the location and severity of the injury, as well as the age and health of the patient. The patients who recover from a TBI often suffer from long-term disabilities such as trouble with cognition (attention, memory, reasoning), sensory processing (hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste), communication (understanding and expressing), mental and behavioural health (anxiety, depression, aggression, social inappropriateness, personality changes, etc.)
Treatments and Therapies
Different treatments are provided based on the severity of a TBI. Initial treatments aim at stabilizing the individual immediately after a TBI. Rehabilitative care center treatments help restore the patient to everyday life. Acute treatments are used to minimise secondary injury and extend life support. Sometimes surgical treatments are required.
Long-term rehabilitation includes physical, occupational, and speech therapy, counselling, and social help. BrainRx Cognitive Skills Training developed by Neural Space has proven to dramatically improve cognitive skills and prominently reduce or eliminate cognition problems with attention, concentration, visual and auditory processing, processing speed, and memory.
Call Neural SpaceTM today and find out how BrainRx Cognitive Skills Training plays a crucial role in a TBI recovery.