What is a traumatic brain injury?
Doctors classify TBIs as either mild, moderate, or severe. Since most TBIs are mild, many people who sustain a TBI find that their symptoms get better over time. In fewer but more serious cases of TBI, the effects of the damage can last a lifetime.
Traumatic Brain Injury occurs when an external important force or a series of impact (like Football or hockey players…) propel the brain against the skull with sufficient force to bruise or even damage the internal brain structure instantly or over a period of time (In repetitive events.). In extreme situation the brain can be directly damage by a penetrating object (foreign or bone fragment).
In all cases, any Head trauma is extremely serious and even in the slightest impact to the Head should be follow with an immediate visit to the emergency as the damage can be internal and non-apparent and even cause death. Obvious brain trauma are always treated as an emergency of the highest scale.
Sometime people overlook a small bump to the head when a fall or any other small impact to the head occurs. DON’T — ANY IMPACT SHOULD BE FOLLOW IMMEDIATELY WITH EXTREME CAUTION AND MEDICAL SUPERVISION!
- Some of the most common Symptoms are:
- Temporary lost of consciousness
- Confusion and bad motor coordination
- Vomiting & nausea
- Blur Vision
- Ringing in the Ears
- Strange taste in the Mouth
- Dilatation of one or both pupils