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    Chris Stephan was your average high school student. He was seventeen, popular, athlete, and he loved spending time with his friends, until his life took a dramatic change of course. Chris was in a severe car accident that left him in a coma. Chris was so heavily injured that “Any little thing that Chris has been able to relearn or accomplish has been celebrated with joy and renewed with happiness.” Chris’s diagnosis was a “diffuse axonal brain injury” which means that his brain was not able to send appropriate signals to the body. According to his doctors, there was no cure. Just when it seemed like there was no hope for Chris, his parents looked into Music Therapy and started to schedule him sessions regularly in hope it would help his speech, gait, tremor, and behavioral problems, “The music therapy sessions are helping to make his voice stronger and louder as they sing songs and do breath support exercises with music. His walking has become more rhythmic and faster as he practices walking to the rhythm of music.” Chris describes music as a “breath of fresh air”. Once again, the power music can have on us is something truly…

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    people suffer some degree of head injury every year in the United States alone.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 1.7 million people in the United States have a traumatic brain injury each year. Brain injury can be defined as something that isn’t hereditary, degenerative, or present at birth that causes damage to the brain. The most common types of brain injury are traumatic brain injury, concussion, and stroke. Brain injuries cause “changes in metabolism and…

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    games, such as, rugby, American Football or Ice Hockey can likewise be ruthless. Society was a great deal less brutal sixty or seventy years earlier when the kids were often instructed to box at school. That way they figured out how to control their hostility and to keep brutality in the ring. However, Boxing is not at all like whatever other game. The point of boxing is to hurt the other man, or more all to take him out. The game speaks to the most terrible and most fierce parts of human…

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    Head injury constitutes a major cause of death in our country particularly in young and active persons. 1 person dies of head injury in every minute in India. Prevention, early and proper treatment will make a significant effect in reducing the morbidity and mortality due to head injury. DEFINITION: Injuries causing functional and/ or structural damage to the brain constitutes head injury and not just any injury causing damage to head and scalp region. Head injury can alter the functional status…

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    Head injuries are any injuries to the brain, skull and/or scalp (Your head) they are caused by any physical injuries (playing with a ball and getting hit in the head, getting hit with any heavy or hard equipment, and any accidents like falling, car accidents assaults etc. Also a trauma, stroke, tumor and or other illnesses, this could cause for there to be bruising, swelling or tearing in the brain tissue; some injuries are: Hematoma, Hemorrhage, Concussions, Edema, Skull Fractures and Diffuse…

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    A traumatic brain injury is a sudden injury to the head causing damage to the brain. It can be a closed head injury or a penetrating one. It can affect one area of the brain or more than one area. When there is a penetration, the skull will be pierced and a piece of the bone from the skull may enter the brain tissue. With a closed head injury, there is no break in the skull. A skull fracture is when the skull cracks and broken pieces of bone cut into the brain. The different types of traumatic…

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    Trauma is a term referred to sudden severe physical injuries that require immediate medical attention. The insult could injure any organ in the body, such as, the head. A head injury is an insult to the scalp, skull or the brain. It can either be closed or opened head injury. In a closed head trauma, there is no penetration of the skull; therefore the offending object did not enter the brain. In the open head trauma or penetrating head trauma, however, there is penetration of the skull, thus…

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    Accident Whiplash injury can occur due to the sudden acceleration and deceleration forces acting on the neck (cervical vertebras) bringing about temporary or permanent harm to the ligaments. There are numerous ligaments present in the cervical region. The craniovertebral ligaments are most susceptible against high speed acceleration and deceleration during the head injury. Instabilities of the alar ligaments ought to be suspected when there is rotational instability between the occiput and the…

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    Sports Concussion Management A concussion is a common brain injury which is caused by a head impact that damages soft tissue inside the skull. Over many years, concussions have become more common in athletes than ever before. The increase of concussions in sports has had a major effect on athletes and should be further evaluated for safety and health risks. (Head case Company) Anything having to do with an injury to the brain has to be considered serious, because a concussion can change the…

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    Preventing Traumatic Brain Injuries In Accidents What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a traumatic brain injury is caused by: “bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.” A “bump, blow, or jolt” to the head is referred to as a closed head injury because the skull is not penetrated. Closed head injuries are common in motor vehicle accidents and slip and fall accidents. …

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