Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A Traumatic Brain Injury (or TBI) is a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a:

  • Blow, bump or jolt to the head
  • The head suddenly and violently hits an object
  • When an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue

Types of TBI

There are three main types of TBI:

  • Mild TBI or concussion
  • Moderate TBI
  • Severe TBI

What Are the Symptoms of a TBI?

Symptoms of TBI are vast, but some of these include the following:

Physical:

Cognitive, Behavioural, or Mental:

Sensory:

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Weakness or numbness
  • Loss of coordination
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Confusion
  • Mood changes
  • Memory problems
  • Concentration problems
  • Feeling depressed
  • Feeling anxious
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Sensory problems
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Slurred speech

How Long Do TBI Symptoms Last?

Depending on the severity of the injury, those who get a TBI may face health problems that last a few days or the rest of their lives.

For example, a person with a mild TBI or concussion may experience short-term symptoms and feel better within a couple of weeks or months. And a person with a moderate or severe TBI may have long-term or life-long effects from the injury.

A person with a possible TBI should be seen by a healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider may have treatment to help speed your recovery.

If you have experienced a traumatic brain injury, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation. From everyone at JEWELL RADIMISIS JORGE LL.P, please stay safe and healthy!

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