What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?March 24, 2016
|What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
|A traumatic brain injury is also called a TBI. A TBI occurs when an outside physical traumatic force is applied to the head and affects the person’s brain functioning. The physical force can consist of a blow to the head or from a rapid acceleration-deceleration event (like a motor vehicle accident). It is possible for the brain to become injured even if the head has not directly struck or been struck by another object. The brain canbecome injured whether or not the skull is fractured and even without a loss of consciousness.
|Leading Causes of TBI
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
|Types of TBI and Characteristics
|Depend on type of injury, but can range from changes affecting thinking, sensations, language or emotions to epilepsy, to coma and even death.
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|Some tips to reduce risk of TBI