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What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.

Traumatic Brain Injury can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g., occurring in a specific location or over a widespread area). Head injury usually refers to TBI, but is a broader category because it can involve damage to structures other than the brain, such as the scalp and skull.



Started by Hailey in General Discussions. Last reply by dancermom 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

I have 2 dark spots on my brain! It affects everything! I'm in different meds every month. All my neurologist does is switch the meds. People try to understand but they don't! The pain is getting…Continue

What does it mean?

Started by Hailey in General Discussions. Last reply by Hailey 19 hours ago. 4 Replies

What does it mean when I dream about the accident? Or if I close my eyes I can hear it happening?

I'll show you mind if you show me yours

Started by Captain a bit slow in General Discussions. Last reply by Captain a bit slow yesterday. 14 Replies

This is not as fun or confronting as it may at first seem. I am a 3 year survivor of a TBI and would like to know other survivors deficiencies and challenges. I'll start with 1. Shuffle walking2.…Continue

Sean Vikta & Blue Redefined Patient Organization Sponsors Ben's Friends

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Thrilled to announce that Ben's Friends received a $1,500 donation from Sean Vitka and Blue Redefined (http://www.blueredefined.org/), a non profit patient…Continue

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