New Study Could Help Children with Traumatic Brain Injuries

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A recent study has shown that there may be a link between pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries.

The study, conducted by the Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine (CONROD), found that PTSD contributes to pain in children with traumatic brain injuries. Although the link between the two conditions following an injury had previously been established, it was not clear whether PTSD causes pain or vice versa. The study indicates that post traumatic stress disorder is the cause of lingering pain for children with traumatic brain injury, contradicting prior theories that the opposite was true.

This insight has piqued the interest of many high-profile researchers, who believe it makes room for new ways of understanding exactly how trauma is connected to pain. The findings may also aid in clinical treatment. According to one university researcher, the study indicates that it may be beneficial for children with traumatic brain injury to be screened for PTSD, paving the way for early identification, quick treatment and reduced pain.

Brain trauma can have devastating life consequences, but fair compensation can provide funds to cover medical costs and rehabilitation. Because brain injuries may be difficult to prove, it is important to get the help of an attorney and healthcare experts. If you or your child is suffering from traumatic brain injury resulting from negligent or reckless actions, contact a Virginia personal injury lawyer. 

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