What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body1 and causes damage to the brain – whether from impact, penetrating objects, blast waves, or rapid movement of the brain within the skull.2 Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. More-serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain. These injuries can result in long-term complications or death.3
1. Mayo Clinic Staff, (2021, February 4). Traumatic Brain Injury. Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/symptoms-causes/syc-20378557
2. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, (2022, Dec. 9). https://www.ninds.nih.gov/current-research/focus-disorders/focus-traumatic-brain-injury-research
3. Mayo Clinic Staff, (2021, February 4). Traumatic Brain Injury. Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/traumatic-brain-injury/symptoms-causes/syc-20378557