Diamond and Diamond BC
B.C. Offices

Surrey Consultation Office

1104 – 13737 96 Ave, Surrey, BC V3V 0C6

Kelowna Consultation Office

1631 Dickson Avenue Suite 1100

Vancouver Head Office

1727 West Broadway, Suite 400


Sudbury Consultation Office

31 Larch Street, Unit 300

Oshawa Consultation Office

50 Richmond Street E, Unit # 108 B

Brampton Consultation Office

341 Parkhurst Square, Suite 5

Toronto Head Office

255 Consumers Road, 5th Floor

Ottawa Main Office

955 Greenvalley Crescent, Unit 315

Oakville Office

2939 Portland Drive, Suite 200

London Main Office

256 Pall Mall St, Suite 102

Hamilton Consultation Office

105 Main Street East, Suite 1500

Barrie Main Office

17 Poyntz Street

Windsor Main Office

13158 Tecumseh Rd. E. Unit 3B

Thunder Bay Consultation Office

278 Algoma Street South


Calgary Main Office

1331 Macleod Trail SE, Suite 420

Edmonton Head Office

4246 97 Street NW, Unit 100


Preventing Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

Mild traumatic brain injuries are commonly known as concussions. These injuries are often caused by a blow, jolt, or bump on the head. Anytime the brain hits up against the wall of the skull, a concussion can result.

Mild traumatic brain injuries can technically range from mild to severe, depending on how the injury occurred and the relative force involved. Unfortunately, approximately 160,000 Canadians will suffer a brain injury annually.

Concussion symptoms often include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • State of being dazed or confused
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Sensory problems such as blurred vision or ringing in the ears
  • Sensitivity to sound or light
  • Memory or concentration problems
  • Mood changes, including depression or anxiety

More severe forms of traumatic brain injuries often have increased symptoms. However, symptoms related to MTBIs may also be reflective of a more serious condition. If you or a loved one exhibits any of these symptoms, it is a good idea to seek medical attention immediately.

Preventing a MTBI or Concussion in Vehicles

One of the most common causes of MTBIs is motor vehicle accidents. Collisions at even slow speeds can result in head injuries. The head can hit any number of things in the car. In addition, debris flying through the vehicle can also cause damage as well. Much more serious brain injuries can also result, including life-changing traumatic brain injuries.

By taking extra steps to keep yourself safe while driving, you can prevent many concussions. Use the following tips related to motor vehicle accidents to decrease the likelihood of experiencing a concussion due to a crash.

  • Always wear your seatbelt every time you drive or ride in a vehicle.
  • Be sure that your child is using the correct safety seat or belt for his or her age, weight, and size.
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Be sure to always wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle.
  • Take care to follow the rules of the road and practice defensive driving.

MTBIs and Helmet Use

The use of helmets on motorcycles and bicycles significantly decreases your chances of incurring a concussion or other more serious brain injury. Adults and children alike should wear helmets when engaging in the following activities.

  • Riding a motorcycle, scooter, ATV, snowmobile, or bike
  • Playing a contact sport like ice hockey or football
  • Riding a skateboard or skating
  • Riding a horse or similar activity
  • Skiing, snowboarding, or sledding
  • Batting or running bases as part of softball or baseball

Helmets should also be fitted properly and maintained in a way that will not compromise their integrity. Be sure to use the proper helmet for the particular activity.

Many head injuries are the result of children engaging in sporting activities. Be sure that your child is following the safety rules associated with that sport and practising good sportsmanship to avoid conflicts that can result in injuries. Never continue playing a game if a concussion is suspected until you have been properly evaluated.

Preventing Brain Injuries in Seniors

Seniors are one of the largest age groups that are affected by brain injuries. Taking extra steps to keep seniors safe can help decrease the odds of an injury because of a fall.

Be sure to remove tripping hazards in walkways and use non-slip mats in the bathroom. Grab bars can also be helpful in areas that may be difficult to navigate, such as near stairs or in the bathroom. Be sure to use handrails on both sides of the stairs whenever possible. Improving the lighting in the home can also help seniors see where they are going and prevent falls.

Maintaining a regular exercise program can also help keep the ankles and legs strong and maintain balance. However, you should be sure to check with your health professional before engaging in any exercise program.

Getting Legal Help from an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

In some situations, your brain injury may be the result of someone else’s fault. In these situations, you may have a legal claim for compensation. Call our 24/7 personal injury hotline at 1-800-567-HURT to discuss your options.

112 thoughts on “Preventing Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries”

  1. Howdy! I know this is sort of off-topic however I had to ask.
    Does running a well-established blog like yours take a massive amount work?
    I am brand new to running a blog however I do write in my journal everyday.
    I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my
    experience and feelings online. Please let me know if you have any ideas or tips for new
    aspiring bloggers. Thankyou!

  2. Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all folks you
    actually recognize what you’re talking approximately!
    Bookmarked. Kindly additionally discuss with my website =).
    We could have a link alternate arrangement among us

  3. Hello! Quick question that’s totally off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?

    My blog looks weird when viewing from my iphone 4.

    I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to fix this issue.
    If you have any recommendations, please share. With thanks!

  4. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account
    it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! By the
    way, how could we communicate?

  5. Neat blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A theme like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog shine.
    Please let me know where you got your design. Thank you

  6. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s
    both educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you’ve hit
    the nail on the head. The problem is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about.

    I’m very happy that I came across this during my hunt for something regarding

  7. Hey there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group?
    There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your content.
    Please let me know. Cheers

  8. Hi i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anyplace, when i
    read this paragraph i thought i could also make comment due to this brilliant
    piece of writing. games ps4 allenferguson games ps4

  9. whoah this weblog is excellent i really like reading your articles.
    Keep up the great work! You know, a lot of persons are
    hunting round for this info, you could aid them greatly.

  10. Hello there, You have done an excellent job. I’ll certainly digg it and
    personally recommend to my friends. I am sure they
    will be benefited from this web site.

  11. Asking questions are in fact pleasant thing if you are not understanding
    something completely, except this paragraph offers
    pleasant understanding even.

  12. Wow, awesome weblog format! How long have you been running a
    blog for? you made running a blog look easy. The total look of
    your website is fantastic, as smartly as the content!

  13. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide
    credit and sources back to your site? My website is in the
    very same area of interest as yours and my users would really benefit from some of the information you provide here.

    Please let me know if this ok with you. Regards!

  14. I used to be recommended this blog by my cousin. I’m no longer certain whether or not this submit is written through him
    as nobody else understand such certain approximately my trouble.
    You’re wonderful! Thanks!

  15. I am sure this paragraph has touched all the internet users, its really really
    pleasant paragraph on building up new weblog. 0mniartist asmr

  16. Özellikle İnstagram tarafından satış
    yapan bireylerin güvenilirliğini çoğaltmak amacıyla çok sayıda takipçiye, beğeniye ya da yoruma gereksinimi var.

    Bu nedenlerden ötürü çoğu değişik firma satış yaparak abone adedinin artırılması kullanıcı talebini kolaylaştırmaktadır.

    Google ve diğer arama motorlarında da günde binlerce şahıs
    instagram takipçi satın al arama sözcüğü ve türevleri ile arama
    tam bu devrede işte bu site devreye giriyor ve size en kaliteli ve güvenilir takipçi satışı sağlıyor


  17. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme
    in our community. Your website offered us with valuable info to work on. You’ve done a formidable job and our whole community will
    be grateful to you.

  18. Grewt beаt ! I wiuld like to apprentice while you amеnd your weƅsite, how can i subscribe for a
    blog web site? The ɑccount hеlpsd me a acceptaƄle deal.
    I had beеn a little bit acquainted of this your bгoadcast
    proided brigһt clеa сօncept

    Feel free to visit my web blog – payday loans in dallas

  19. En iyi Leke Kremi
    En iyi leke kremini merak ettiğimiz bugünler de yaz gelmeden herkes gibi güzelliğimizi ön planda tutma çabalarımızda beraberinde gelmiştir.
    Türkiye’nin önde giden web sitelerinden olan Hc care ile lekelere cilt lekelerinize karşı önlemler alabilir ve cilt lekelerinize son verebilirsiniz, En iyi leke kremi Almak
    artık çok kolay !

  20. Asking questions are really nice thing if you are not understanding anything completely, except this article provides fastidious understanding even.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Filter by Category