What is a traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic brain injuries are typically an acute incident. A TBI is an injury to the brain than can have devastating effects for the patient and their family. Since our brains controls everything we do, you can see why having a traumatic brain injury is not only serious but can be very complicated.
How do traumatic brain injuries happen?
Traumatic brain injury can happen from a violent blow to the head, a fall or an object penetrating the skull.
What are symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?
· Loss of consciousness for a few moments to a few minutes
· Dizzy, dazed, disorientated or confused
· Nausea or vomiting
· Hard time sleeping or sleeping too much
· Sensitivity to light/sound
· Blurred vision
· Change in mood or mood swings
Moderate or Severe
· Persistent headache that may worsen
· Loss of consciousness from several minutes to hours
· Vomiting and/or nausea
· Dilation of one or both pupils
· Unable to wake
· Loss of feeling in fingers or toes
· Slurred speech
· Agitation or anger
Treatment plans and options vary widely based on the injury type and the individual. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury and needs additional help during the rehabilitation period contact us to learn more about how we make this transition and time of healing easier!
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