Incidents that May Lead to Brain Trauma
Your brain is the control room for your body—managing movement; guiding thought, speech and memory; ensuring orderly function of organs; and governing your five senses. Any type of injury to your brain can have a dramatic impact on your daily life.
The injuries to which your brain is susceptible can occur in two different ways. They may be “acquired” brain injuries (ABIs), typically caused by a medical condition, such as a tumor or a stroke. More often than not, though, brain injury results from trauma—the reaction of some outside physical force on your brain or skull. Such traumatic brain injury (TBI) can often be treatable, but may make it difficult for you to work or even handle many of the simplest routine tasks.
Traumatic brain injury may result from:
- Blunt force of any kind or degree to the head—Impact of any kind on the head may result in a TBI. The most frequent causes are motor vehicle accidents and sports injuries. Such a blow may cause a concussion—it’s always a good idea to seek medical treatment after any type of blow to the head.
- Violent shaking of the head—Most common in infants and small children, this can result in torn nerve tissue or bruises to the brain, caused by impact with the skull. Such bruises can lead to significant swelling, putting undue pressure on the brain and skull.
- Whiplash—This injury results when the head is violently snapped back and forth, most often upon impact in a motor vehicle accident.
- Penetration of the skull or brain—Any foreign object penetrating the skull can cause an open head injury. In addition to bleeding in the brain, there’s significant risk of swelling and infection.
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