November 15, 2011
According to KVUE News, doctors may be on the verge of breakthroughs in the field of head injuries.
For instance, take the case of a 51-year-old Austin, Texas, man who was struck by a car from behind while riding his bicycle just over a year ago, and was left to die in the road. After being resuscitated at the hospital by paramedics and doctors, he remained there in a coma for more than three months before finally awakening.
At first, progress was slow, but over the last several months, he has blown doctor’s expectations out of the water by regaining much of his mobility and getting back into his career. Although he still suffers from bouts of short-term memory loss, along with balance and stamina issues, he is hopeful for the future.
Alex Valadka, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Brackenridge Hospital, says that because doctors now understand that not all brain injuries are the same, progress in the field is imminent. The doctor stated, “Imagine if you thought all cancer was the same or all chest pain was the same. You’d never be able to make any progress.”
The Texas Brain Injury Attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers suggest wearing protective headgear at all times when participating in activities such as biking and contact sports. These products are the best way to protect yourself from traumatic brain injury.