What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A TBI can be caused by any blow or jolt to the head that causes a disruption of normal brain function. Falls – either in the home or workplace – are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. It is also not uncommon for motor vehicle accident victims to suffer TBIs: the violent stop-and-go motion of a car crash causes the brain to move and strike the inside of the skull, which can result in bleeding or more serious injury.
According to the CDC, 43 percent of those hospitalized for TBIs suffer a related disability one year after their injuries. Typically, traumatic brain injuries can problems with:
- Cognitive ability
- Motor function
- Sensation (i.e., impaired sense of touch, hearing, etc.)
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