How is a TBI caused?

April 17th, 2014 | by RON BELL

The two main causes of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls.  Young adults are at the highest risk for these types of accidents including motorcycle accidents, car accidents and truck accidents in which can cause a TBI.  Spinal cord injury is the second highest risking injury involving motor vehicle accidents and falls.  Driving safety and ensuring commercial businesses assess their risk management regularly are ways to prevent such negligence.

Traumatic Brain Injury can be caused either by a closed or open head injury; however, both are serious conditions.  Once a person gets hit on the head, pierced in the head with an object, or any other blow to the skull it can disrupt the normal blood flow and function of the brain.  The TBI can be mild and the person at first glance appears to be fine, or it can be severe, causing amnesia after being unconscious.  It is important to understand that the term Traumatic Brain Injury does not only refer to severe and permanent brain injuries, but also refers to minor injuries associated with this type of injury.

Common TBI symptoms may include amnesia, headaches, migraines, confusion, chronic fatigue, dizziness, lethargy, loss of memory, blurred vision, mood changes, and many others.  If you or a loved one has had a brain injury and thought it was not too severe at the time, but now are feeling  these TBI symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.  In some major cases or severe TBI the victim needs surgery to remove brain tissue that has been bruised or broken blood vessels.

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