What ARe Traumatic Brain Injuries?
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Common Causes of Brain Injury
The Most Common Causes of Brain Injury
- Slips and falls
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Construction accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Oil field accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
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Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
Not all TBI symptoms show up immediately – sometimes brain injury symptoms take days, weeks or months to appear.
Common symptoms of traumatic brain injury can include:
Changes In Taste
Change In Sleep Patterns
Sensitivity To Light Or Noise
Ringing In The Ears
Any time you suffer a blow to the head, you should suspect a brain injury – particularly if it involves an open wound to the head, loss of consciousness, or dilated pupils.
Common Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The brain is a complex organ, meaning not everyone will experience the same TBI symptoms. Further complicating the matter is that symptoms of TBI are not always present right away. Instead, they can present in the days, weeks, or even months after the accident has occurred.
The symptoms can also vary between adults and children and depending on the severity of the brain injury. Medical professionals separate TBI into two categories: mild to moderate/severe. All TBI symptoms can also be broken down into physical, sensory, and cognitive/mental symptoms.
Some of the more common ones within these categories include:
- Blurry vision
- Changes in taste
- Sleep pattern changes
- Memory problems
- Difficulty balancing
- Light and noise sensitivity
- Concentration problems
- Ringing in the ears
Any blow to the head, whether it’s in a car accident, motorcycle crash, or another type of accident, should be expected to result in a brain injury. It may also be expected in the instance of an open wound, loss of consciousness, or dilated pupils.
TBI Symptoms in Children
Children don’t always present a TBI in the same way as adults. Their symptoms can vary, depending on their age and level of communication.
The most common symptoms of TBI in children include:
- Eating or nursing habit changes
- Easy or unusual irritability
- Problems paying attention
- Persistent crying
- Sleep habit changes
- Sad or depressed mood
- Loss of interest in toys/activities
What Are the Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury?
The long-term effects of a TBI can differ from one person to the next, depending on the severity of that injury. In many situations, they can change the way your body functions, such as in sensation, thinking, emotion, and language. In more severe cases, some people with TBI also develop brain disorders such as epilepsy.
If you have been involved in an accident and suspect a brain injury or notice changes in yourself or others, seek help from a doctor. Brain injuries can be life-threatening.
After suffering from a minor TBI, many sufferers require pain relief and rest. On the extreme end of the scale, emergency surgery to remove clots, minimize further damage, relieve pressure, and repair fractures may also be required.
Treatment Required for a Traumatic Brain Injury
The treatment options available for a TBI depend on its severity. However, several professionals may be necessary for anyone on the road to possible recovery.
- Occupational therapists
- Physical therapists
- Recreational therapists
- Social workers or case managers
- Speech and language pathologists
- TBI nurse-specialists
- Vocational counselors