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Why head injuries are more dangerous for older workers

If you're an older employee -- particularly one in a job that involves physical labor -- a fall or other injury can be more serious than it might be for your co-workers who are decades younger. We all know that as we get older, a fall is more likely to result in broken bones. However, the likelihood of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) also becomes greater with age.

New drug can reduce fatalities among brain injury patients

The earlier a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be diagnosed and treated, the better the prognosis typically is for the patient. A new study provides one more reason that addressing brain injuries within the first few hours of the injury can mean the difference between life and death.

New study looks at mental health disorders after head injuries

A head injury can do a lot more damage than what a person might be able to feel physically. It can cause serious mental health issues. According to a study that recently appeared in JAMA Psychiatry, approximately 20% of people who suffer even a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) will experience some type of mental health disorder within six months. These can include a major depressive disorder and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The link between brain injuries and suicide

When a person suffers a concussion or other type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), their treatment is often focused on healing their brain and dealing with the physical symptoms they're experiencing. However, it's essential to understand the impact of a TBI on a person's mental health.

Workers' compensation has different types of benefits

Workers who are injured often face very serious medical issues, especially if the incident involved the head, neck or spine. Sometimes, the problems they are facing are permanent and will impact them forever. This has to be taken seriously because the person might not be able to return to work. We know that most workers enjoy the satisfaction of putting in a full day's work and then being paid for it. Most of them will attempt to return to work, but some might find out that they can't do their job duties.

Neck injuries can range from minor to very serious

Injuries to your neck can make doing even the simplest tasks complicated. This is because the neck controls the movement of your head, but it is also affected by the motions of your shoulders. If you are injured at work and your neck is one of the impacted areas, you might be in for a long road to recovery.

Concussions: Brain injuries that can cause lasting impacts

Concussions are very serious injuries that have been brought into the limelight lately thanks to athletes who are speaking out against the dangers of this brain injury. Many people might not realize that there are a number of ways that a person can suffer a concussion.

Be careful if you have neck pain after an accident

A neck injury can change your life in a split-second. Consider what happened to Christopher Reeve. He was a strong man who played Superman in movies. He had an accident with a horse and broke his neck. He went from being an able-bodied person to being paralyzed, fully dependent on a wheelchair and ventilator until the day he died.

On-the-job spinal cord injuries are serious matters

Many workers, including those in the construction and manufacturing industries, are at risk of falling or having items fall onto them. These situations can lead to spinal cord injuries. In some cases, the impacts of the injury are only temporary; however, a catastrophic injury will affect the person for the rest of their life.

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