Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children
Parents love their children and want to give them the world. They want to give them all those things they never had while growing up. And most importantly, they want to keep them safe – both in school and at home.
No matter how hard you try to keep your children safe, they’re going to get hurt because you can’t be with them all the time. The point is, children get involved in accidents. It could be as fatal as a car crash or as minimal as falling off a skateboard, but knowing what to look out for in such circumstances is critical to your child health.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), also known as head injuries, are a very common outcome in children and teen related accidents, according to research by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),. They are the leading cause of permanent brain damage and death in children and teenagers.
A TBI occurs as a result of a collision between the head and a hard, strong surface. This collision causes the brain to jolt and slush around in the skull, usually resulting in anything from mild concussions to severe brain damage. Below are five things every parent must know about traumatic brain injuries in children.