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:
Cognitive, Behavioural, or Mental:
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.