Bridging the Gap Between the Science & People Affected by Traumatic Brain Injury
Cában Rivera, Carolina
SubjectBrain--Wounds and injuries
Brain--Wounds and injuries--Patients--Rehabilitation
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AbstractMost Americans have probably seen media coverage of a National Football League (NFL) game. Because American football is a full contact sport, it is probably not surprising that frequent collisions between players result in concussions, or “mild” traumatic brain injury (TBI) . While concussions have been associated with American football and its players since 1994, athletes are not the only people affected by them . 69 million individuals sustain TBI each year worldwide . According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), while a concussion itself is not life-threatening, it is the after effects of the concussion that contribute to complications which may hinder a person’s quality of life for some time . Recent research on the oculomotor system and neuro-optometric rehabilitation may offer affected individuals more opportunities for concussion recovery. Concussions affect our brain in a multitude of ways, including our physical, chemical, mental, and visual processes; however, neuro-optometric rehabilitation is a glimmer of hope for those recovering from traumatic brain injury.
CitationSotelo, A., Baffoe-Bonnie, J., Shah, A., Michel, E., Jozwik, M., & Cában Rivera, C. (2021). Bridging the Gap Between the Science & People Affected by Traumatic Brain Injury. Grey Matters, 1, 52-57.
Available at: https://greymattersjournaltu.org/issue-1/bridging-the-gap-between-the-science-people-affected-by-traumatic-brain-injury