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What are post-traumatic headaches?

If you happen to sustain a concussion, the common school of thought is that the symptoms that accompany it will abate in a few days or, in some extreme cases, a couple of weeks. Yet what if they do not? One of the more common symptoms of a concussion is severe headaches. Oftentimes, concussion victims will complain of chronic headaches months to years after having suffered their initial injuries. This problem is referred to as post-traumatic headaches. If such an issue is plaguing you, then you may be wondering how it could impact your life and career in Bozeman.

Family sues to get to bottom of what caused woman’s brain injury

Oftentimes, liability or negligence cases in Bozeman involve circumstances that cross over into the realm of criminal law. In such cases, those involved often choose to allow the criminal investigation into their cases occur while waiting to pursue any sort of civil action. Sometimes they may be left disappointed if no charges are brought as a result of these investigations. They then may choose to pursue the only method of recourse they have left, which is to file a civil claim against those they believe to be responsible for the consequences that their cases produced. While any compensation earned through such action may be helpful, their ultimate motivation may be to uncover the truth that earlier investigations could not.

What are the common injury risks in the oil industry?

If you work in the oil industry in Montana, then you have likely been exposed to the many risks of the job. The oil industry is well-known for its potential dangers. It is also highly regulated by the government to ensure the safety of workers. However, despite regulations, accidents still occur. According to records from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the best way to prevent injuries is to be aware of them.

Understanding CTE

Concussions and the growing understanding of their effects on people may be a hot topic of conversation between people in Bozeman and throughout the rest of the U.S. This may be due to the recent identification of chronic traumatic encephalopathy as a condition that may affect those who’ve suffered several incidents involving head trauma. Yet despite its name being thrown around in news reports, many may still not completely understand what CTE is and who may be likely to suffer from it.

Former football player sues over alleged hazing incident

Most in Bozeman may likely expect their cognitive abilities to be impacted after a session of heavy drinking. However, they may also assume that those affects would go away after the alcohol works its way out of their systems. Yet what if they did not? As difficult as it may be to believe, studies have shown that excessive drinking may actually cause permanent cognitive impairments similar to those experienced by people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. Such affects may usually be attributed to consistent alcohol consumption over a period of time. Could it possible, however, for cognitive deficits to develop after a single night of drinking?

Linking head trauma to the potential for developing dementia

If you happen to be involved in an accident in Bozeman in which you experience head trauma, you may count yourself lucky if all that comes out of it is a concussion or some other mild or moderate form of brain injury. Your opinion may be shared by many of those that we here at Cok Kinzler PLLP assist following such events. However you may also share in their surprise of hearing just how extensive the effects of such an injury may be.

How long can a concussion take to appear?

Cases of concussions seem to be popping up more and more in stories both in Bozeman and throughout the rest of the U.S. You, like many, may not classify a concussion as a traumatic brain injury, yet it is, and if ignored or left untreated, it can have lasting effects on your cognitive functions. Immediately after sustaining head trauma, you and the healthcare providers that treat you should look for things such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness or slurred speech. These are all signs that you may have sustained a concussion. Yet what if you do not demonstrate any of these symptoms?

What is cognition?

After you have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury in Bozeman, you may hear your healthcare providers begin to throw around the term “cognitive loss.” This refers specifically to any deficits in cognition that you may now be suffering from. What is cognition? The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center defines it as your ability to understand information, choose appropriate actions (while understanding the consequences), and then remembering your decisions and actions as well as thoughts used to justify them later on. It is these cognitive deficits that you may cause you the greatest challenges as you attempt to resume your normal life.

What is the difference between contusions and concussions?

Throw out the term “traumatic brain injury,” and most in Bozeman would likely envision one who has suffered catastrophic brain damage that has left him or her in a vegetative state. The truth is, however, that most TBIs are not that serious. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 75 percent of the TBI’s that occur annually in the U.S. are mild in nature. Many mild TBIs fall into one of two categories: contusions and concussions. Most use these two words interchangeably. Yet are they different?

Reviewing the Rancho Los Amigos Levels of Cognitive Functioning

Most of the Bozeman clients that come to see us here at Cok Kinzler PLLP after having had a loved one experience a traumatic brain injury share the same question: to what extent will he or she recover? If you are in this same situation, it may pain you to hear that there may be no definitive answer. However, there are medical designations that assign a level of severity to a TBI and indicate one’s level of impairment.

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