What is a traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic brain injury is when the brain structures are injured due to trauma forces. Trauma can be something like a car accident, a fall, somebody being struck and their brain moving quickly. In fact, you do not have to have an impact to your head to have a brain injury. Another thing to consider with brain injury is the severity of it. Some brain injuries can be completely incapacitating, where a person would require 24 hour attended care. Other forms of brain injury which are more prevalent are mild traumatic brain injury. They are not significant enough where there was any kind of impact to the brain or the head, but they are impacting on the person’s life.