Catastrophic injuries typically involve the spine or brain. Injuries to these parts of the body can be devastating, leading to many months or years of consequences. Brain and spinal injuries can range from minor to acute, but all of them have an impact that is noticeable to the victims.
When you think about a coma, what do you imagine? Is it someone who is sleeping and never wakes up? Is it someone who eventually has life support removed after donating organs to others? Those situations can be the reality for patients who are in comas, but they aren't always.
Spinal cord injuries are often devastating to those who suffer them. Depending on the location of the injury, the patient may have a lack of sensation or other symptoms nearly anywhere in their body. While not all spinal cord injuries are the same, they can produce a range of symptoms such as:
There are many types of injuries that you could suffer, but if you are extremely unfortunate, you'll suffer the worst: A catastrophic injury. A catastrophic injury often refers to an injury that severely impacts your brain or spine. It may result in serious trauma to your brain or paralysis throughout your body.
In a recent blog, we covered the severity of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its symptoms. In this post, we wanted to focus specifically on what TBIs can do to our little ones.
Car accidents can be dangerous for drivers and passengers. Even though there are airbags and other safety features designed to reduce impact for vehicle occupants, crash victims can still sustain serious injuries.