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Studies Find Head Injuries the Source of Mental, Emotional and Auto-Immune Problems
Studies are supporting the idea that head injuries, recent or long forgotten, may be one of the culprits behind learning disabilities, homelessness, addictions and even some auto immune diseases. “Unidentified traumatic brain injury is an unrecognized major source of social and vocational failure,” as reported by Wayne A. Gordon, Director of the Brain injury Research Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in The Wall Street Journal.

According to research from Mount Sinai Hospital, about 7-8 percent of the U.S. Population has had some form of traumatic brain injury. Long forgotten brain injury can impact how efficient the brain is working many years later. Datis Kharrazian, DHSc,DC, Ms reported in the book “ Why Isn’t My Brain Working? “ that head injuries can increase the risk of brain cells called Microglia cells becoming activated and causing brain inflammation. This inflammation can trigger autoimmune reactions and neurodegenerative disorders. The seriousness of head trauma is rapidly becoming recognized as the cause of many disorders.

During a head injury, the brain collides with your skull, bruising brain tissue and tearing blood vessels. Neuronal axons which link parts of the brain together and link the brain to other parts of the body may be stretched or injured. According to studies at Mt. Sinai and at The Brain Injury Association of America, numerous functions can be impacted, such as:
Cognitive skills, Speech and Language Skills, Personality, Senses, Irritability, Depression, Addiction, Distractablity, Memory, Temper control.
There are some preventive measures which can make a difference:
Always wearing a seat belt while driving
Wearing a helmet on a motorcycle or bicycle
Wearing proper equipment while playing sports
• Avoid “headers” in soccer for children and young adults
• Avoid helmet to helmet hits in football. When they happen, get evaluated for mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Consider getting a Brain Map.
Protecting children and the elderly from falls in the home.
• If over age 50, have a balance assessment. If suboptimal, get the help and balance training you need.

Articles.healthrealizations.com/ Westside Wellness Center/ 2015/10/12 by Dr. Kelberman
Why Isn’t My Brain Working by Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC,MS