An Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden jolt or blow to the head causes the brain to hit the skull. The symptoms of such an injury vary depending on the severity of the TBI and the area of the brain that was impacted.
In most cases, these injuries are mild and may be referred to as a concussion, minor brain injury, or minor head trauma. Mild TBIs occur when a forceful impact causes disorientation, confusion, or loss of consciousness for a few seconds up to 30 minutes. Aside from any initial confusion or loss of consciousness resulting from the impact, the symptoms of a mild TBI may not appear until after the injury has occurred. These symptoms may include everything from sleep disturbances and fatigue to mood changes or nausea.
Severe TBIs result in loss of consciousness that lasts longer than six hours. These types of injuries are much more dangerous than mild TBIs and may affect a person’s memory, speed of processing, and attention. Speech and language is also commonly affected, as is vision and hearing.
As a member of Marquis Health Services, The Brentwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center offers a wide range of rehabilitative services to clients. In addition to offering its rehabilitative services, The Brentwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center also offers long-term care and neuro recovery for such conditions as traumatic brain injuries (TBI). For more information please give us a call today: (978) 777-2700.