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"No head injury is too severe to despair of, nor too trivial to ignore"

Hippocrates, 4th Century B.C.

by Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.

Historically, brain injury has been classified as mild moderate and severe, with the period of loss of consciousness being the criteria upon which classifications are made. But as Hippocrates said more than 2,000 years ago, no head injury is trivial. Therefore, we do not use these terms, but prefer to classify brain injury into two categories, coma and non-coma brain injuries.

The newscaster says: "He suffered a concussion, but he will be fine." NOT.

A concussion is far more serious than the medical establishment has traditionally believed. It occurs because brain cells have been injured or killed. Brain cells do not regenerate and once they are killed, the brain either ceases to do the task previously done by the dead cells, or it finds a less efficient way to accomplish the same task.In both situations, disability and change in the person occur. With the least severe brain injury, the changes may be so subtle that the brain quickly learns to compensate and within days or weeks, there may be no perceptible change in the injured person. But the more significant the injury, the more problems the brain will have in compensating and with all compromises, the brain will not work as well, or as efficiently as before the injury.

Two of the most common problems associated with brain injury can be understood by comparing the brain to the computer you are reading this page from. Perhaps the most common problem associated with brain injury is memory problems. Memory problems fall into two categories, short term and long term. Short term relates to the inability to remember recent things, such as what you just read, where you put you keys, what you did yesterday. Long term memory relates to the inability to remember events of your life, such as your childhood, where you went to school. The short term memory is like a computer's RAM. The long term memory is like a computer's hard drive.

The web contains wonderful resources for understanding brain injury, two which this author either wrote or sponsored, one on non-coma injuries and one on coma injuries. Both of these home pages contain extensive resource links to find more information about brain injury.

To learn more about concussions and non-coma injuries go to the Brain Injury Information page. and for a detailed treatment of concussion, go to Subtlebraininjury.com

For problems with dizziness and balance, go to http://vestibulardisorder.com

To learn more about coma brain injuries, go to Coma Waiting Page, http://www.waiting.com, a page sponsored by Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.


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