It used to be that a bump on the head was treated with a bag of ice to reduce the swelling of the knot that resulted. Anyone who has suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), knows how debilitating and life altering it can be. However, not many people realize just how common these injuries are. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries are responsible for 275,000 hospitalizations and 52,000 deaths every year. A traumatic brain injury can result from any form of blunt or piercing impact to the head. TBI can result from a  car crash where the head is whipped violently back and forth with or without impacting anything in the cat. And those of us from New England know how slippery ice can be especially when covered by a thin dusting of snow. The list of TBI includes: Slip and falls, work accidents, and Sports. Continue Reading ->