Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious injury that occurs when an external force causes damage to the brain. It can be caused by a variety of things such as a blow to the head, a fall, or a car accident. The symptoms of TBI can vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury and the specific area of the brain that was affected. Common symptoms include headaches, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, and changes in mood or behavior. In some cases, TBI can lead to long-term problems such as cognitive impairment, chronic pain, or even death.
It is important to seek medical attention immediately if you suspect that you or someone you know has suffered a TBI. A physician will use imaging studies, cognitive and neurological assessments to diagnose TBI. Treatment options include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and in some cases, surgery. Medications and psychological support also play an important role in managing the symptoms of TBI.