Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Is it necessary to strike one’s head to cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

No. When the head is struck or undergoes acceleration/deceleration forces, the impact causes the brain to bump into the skull causing brain damage.

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Can one suffer from TBI without having lost consciousness in an accident?

Yes. It is a common misconception that forces sufficient to produce loss of consciousness are necessary to cause a concussion brain injury.

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What are the main classifications of traumatic brain injuries?

Traumatic brain injury is usually broken down into three classifications: severe, moderate, and mild.

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How many people suffer traumatic brain injuries in the US?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, every year 1.4 million people suffer from a traumatic brain injury in the United States […]

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What are the main causes of traumatic brain injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries are caused by falls, motor vehicle accidents, being stuck in the head, assault, suicide, and other causes […]

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What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

A traumatic brain injury (often referred to as TBI) is usually defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating injury that disrupts the function of the brain […]

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