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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.


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Started by tara in General Discussions. Last reply by Bethy 23 hours ago. 4 Replies

My husband has PTSD from a refinery explosion where some coworkers burned, one passed away. A year and a half later he had a motorcycle accident resulting in a TBI and broken bones. I have a very…Continue

Does anyone deal with an old brain injury?

Started by hopeandfth in General Discussions. Last reply by Climber yesterday. 19 Replies

I am new, so pardon my ignorance! My brain injury is about 32 years old. I was 25 at the time. Not much information  on brain injuries back then, as far as I know. Over the years, I have continued…Continue

VP Shunt

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I was wondering if anyone on here has a VP Shunt? I have had a hard time finding research for adults. Most the research I find is for children. My son has a VP Shunt due to developing hydrocephalus…Continue

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This Week on TBI Support 

1 SURGERY SCHEDULED - Petrified Is Understatement

SURGERY SCHEDULED - Petrified Is Understatement

Added by good2bemt on September 28, 2014

2 PAIN!!! Why am i still in so much pain after almost 3 years???

PAIN!!! Why am i still in so much pain after almost 3 years???

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SURGERY SCHEDULED - Petrified Is Understatement

Posted by good2bemt on September 28, 2014 at 4:10pm 1 Comment

Okay so here I am complaining of being in pain for months.  Months I tell you.  I lose a lot of use in my R arm and the Dr. who is handling my PT, OT, and ST says to be I am not putting in enough effort.  He also shoots down and declines all…



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