Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A traumatic brain injury can occur when any force penetrates or fractures the skull. More than half of all traumatic brain injuries are caused by vehicle accidents. 

Trauma during a vehicle accident can occur when the skull strikes the steering wheel or windshield.  The skull does not have to be penetrated or fractured in order for traumatic injury to be incurred. The sheer force of the impact can cause the brain to strike the interior of the skull, causing bruising of the brain, or contusion.

When the moving head strikes an object during the accident and sustains an open wound, the brain typically is pulled away from the opposite side of the skull, causing injury, otherwise known as blunt trauma.

There are many treatment and rehabilitation options available for those suffering traumatic brain injury.  Typically, an interdisciplinary team of healthcare practitioners work together to address cognitive rehabilitation, motor skill difficulties and more. As well, individual and group support, family support and education are some of the services available to people dealing with traumatic brain injury.

For more information on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), contact a healthcare professional in your area.


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