Last week I wrote about Coup-Contrecoup brain injuries. You can read my post at Traumatic Brain Injury: Coup and Contrecoup Brain Injuries Explained. We frequently see Coup-Contrecoup traumatic brain injuries in car accidents. Today, I’m writing about another TBI issue. This time the subject is Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI). We sometimes see diffuse axonal injuries in very severe car accidents. We’ve also seen these injuries in some severe industrial and construction accident cases. So, what is a Diffuse Axonal Injury?
Normally, I write a few TBI articles every March. Why March? That month is designated as Brain Injury Awareness Month by public health groups. Throughout March, advocacy groups try and shed light on an important issue that is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. We’ve seen many TBI issues, including the struggles of loved ones to help a suffering family member. So, March is a great time to talk about these important issues.
Why not wait until March to write these recent articles? Honestly, I read a blog post published by a ghostwriter for a local Alabama law firm that simply listed types of accidents and types of diagnoses. While the article’s title offered advice on TBIs and car accidents, the text offered little but keyword lists for search. I think articles should offer some real information or opinion. So, I decided to actually discuss the diagnoses listed by that firm. Let’s provide some real and helpful information!