According to the CDC, 1.7 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Mild TBIs (concussions) account for 75% of those brain injuries.
As awareness about concussion and TBI rises, and debate rages about the long-term impact of brain injury, policies are changing to prevent the occurrence of concussion wherever possible.
But what if you can't prevent concussion?
Immediately after you're injured, what do you do? Where do you turn for help? How do you make sense of what's happening? What can you expect? The actions you take and the choices you make, immediately after a brain injury, can significantly impact your recovery.
Concussion survivors need help – right away, to prevent further harm. But they don't always get it.
This guide provides information on the Top 10 things I wish I had known, when I went through my own concussions.
With the right information and proper care, it is possible to make good choices, recover from concussion and get on with your life.