An estimated 300,000 sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) of mild to moderate severity, most of which can be classified as concussions, occur in the United States each year. Repeated mild brain injuries occurring over an extended period can result in cumulative neurologic and cognitive deficits, but repeated mild brain injuries occurring within a short period can be catastrophic or fatal.
B.R.A.I.N. is here to provide athletes who have suffered sports-related brain injuries and their families the best resources, therapy, and support.
TBI Awareness is so important in the athletic community and it’s often overlooked. In recent years, researchers from around the world have dramatically increased our understanding of what causes concussions and how to treat them. Here at B.R.A.I.N. we believe that it’s never too late to get professional treatment or support for those who suffer from concussions and TBIs. Receiving counseling or treatment as soon as possible can keep your symptoms from getting worse. Athletes who did not realize they had brain injury from concussions sustained many years prior have benefited from treatment that allows them to deal with their symptoms in new ways.
Your mental well-being is just as important as your physical well-being. Continuous maintenance of your car keeps it running smoothly. The same should be said for your mental and physical well-being. Society needs to care, and part of that is spreading awareness to symptoms and treatment. If athletes don’t self-identify, or if the community and loved ones can’t identify the signs or symptoms of concussions and/or TBI that the athlete is displaying, then triage cannot be provided.
To learn more about TBI Survivor and B.R.A.I.N.’s Sports Injury Consultant, George Visger, Click Here. Become aware and show that you care. B.R.A.I.N. is here to offer athletes and their families resources and support. Please contact us for more information at 714-828-1760.
Think Tank 2014 was a great day for B.R.A.I.N. and educating the public about sports-related head injuries. Here’s a video we made for the event and make sure to read the full recap of the entire event here.