March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
Many news stories have been written recently about the growing problem of head injuries in sports, from grade school through professional players. Sports, however, is not the only culprit causing head injuries. For years we have been warned to wear helmets and take precautions when riding bikes, 4 wheelers and motorcycles. Although due to the publicity, more people are playing safer, the risk of brain damage is still very real. One of the leading injuries our troops are returning home with from the Middle East are brain traumas. March provides a time to reflect on what can be done to lesson the risk of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Unfortunately, there are an entire group of people who have already experienced injury and the damage is done. Some of these people now find themselves needing Social Security disability benefits.