Traumatic brain injuries are injuries that come from the brain being struck by an outside force. These injuries have a cataclysmic effect on the rest of the body, causing muscle groups to weaken or shut down. The rehab from a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is quite extensive and difficult. But aquatic therapy has turned into an invaluable tool for rehabilitating victims of traumatic brain injuries.
We’ve all heard of infections happening after a surgical procedure. Do you know why these infections happen? Contrary to popular belief, it does not always (though in some cases it can) have to do with the outside environment. There are a number of things that can be done before and after brain and spine surgery to help prevent a surgical site infection (SSI).
Strokes can happen at any age, and it’s important to understand what they do to the brain and the measures you can take to prevent them. Approximately 7 million Americans above the age of 20 suffer from a stroke every year. Of those, 20% are in people under the age of 65.
Who doesn’t love food? Sometimes it’s easy to snack on various foods and not think about whether or not those foods are serving any benefit to your brain and body. We’ve compiled a list of foods you can incorporate into your diet to promote brain health and memory retention. Some of these may come as a surprise!
If you are a tobacco smoker, you may wonder how such a habit can cause or increase pain in the back. After all, the most common causes of back pain that we hear about the most have to do with strenuous activity, over-exercising, or a predisposed condition. Having a cigarette doesn’t seem to have any connection with putting strain on the back, so what’s the science behind this… and is there any truth to it?