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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.


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

Started by Loulou in General Discussions. Last reply by Loulou 31 minutes ago. 6 Replies

I don't understand why a TBI = a pain disorder????I can cope with all the other stuff!I'm just always in pain... Or in pain with a headache!I know so many of you have suffered so much more than I...…Continue

Blood Pressure?

Started by Jules in General Discussions. Last reply by dancermom 5 hours ago. 1 Reply

Since my head injury my blood pressure has been high? Its been two years and my doctor is now putting me on blood pressure medicine. I am 48 years of age and have never had any type of repertory…Continue

VP Shunt

Started by Momma Bear in General Discussions. Last reply by dancermom 5 hours ago. 1 Reply

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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Loulou replied to Loulou's discussion PAIN!!! Why am i still in so much pain after almost 3 years???
"Hello Thank you all for listening/reading my rant and for your encouraging…"
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"Welcome, Marti! I'm glad you joined and hope you find support and comfort here. You bf is…"
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dancermom replied to Jules's discussion Blood Pressure?
"Hi, Jules, I am sorry I did not see this when you originally posted. How is your daughter? Have you…"
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Shannon commented on Dale's blog post Feeling Lonely
"If at first the help isn't a good match, keep trying til you get a good fit. Best wishes!"
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dancermom replied to johnbarryy's discussion NOURISH THE BRAIN
"Thanks for this, John. A quality diet is definitely important for brain health."
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dancermom replied to Momma Bear's discussion VP Shunt
"Hi, Amy, I'm sorry I didn't see this earlier. Have you spoken to your son's doctor…"
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This Week on TBI Support 

1 Solutions


Posted by befouru on October 27, 2014

2 Attitude


Posted by befouru on October 25, 2014

3 I'd like to be...

I'd like to be...

Posted by Marty33612 on October 28, 2014

4 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???

Posted by Loulou on September 25, 2014

5 How did I get here

How did I get here

Posted by Crystal on October 29, 2014


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Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - October 2014 Issue

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