|HEAD, BRAIN & SPINAL CORD
Traumatic brain injuries and spinal injuries are often permanent, life-changing, and affect the lives of
both victims and their families. These injuries may have happened because of others' actions,and can
motorcycle or bicycle collisions,
construction site occurrences,
vehicle and pedestrian accidents
chemical, environmental or workplace exposures,
defective workplace or household products,
recreational equipment or machinery failures.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur when something outside the body hits the head with significant
force. Whether it is a head hitting the windshield during a car accident, an impact from a fall, head
injuries received during sports or other recreational activities , or trauma from a nearby blast or
explosion, TBI can cause changes in a person’s ability to think, control emotions, walk, or speak, and can
also affect sense of sight or hearing.
TBI can be mild to severe. Mild traumatic brain injury refers to brief changes in or loss of consciousness.
Severe traumatic brain injury refers to longer periods of unconsciousness and memory loss around the
event. While it may be easier to diagnose moderate to severe TBI, changes caused by any TBI could
significantly affect many areas of a person’s life.
TBI can result in changes in a person’s physical functioning, thinking abilities or cognitive function, and
behavioral effects and they are often interrelated. These effects sometimes cause other difficulties such
as sleeping problems, depression, and anxiety.
Physical symptoms and effects may include:
Loss of energy
Change in sense of taste or smell
Dizziness or trouble with balance
Cognitive effects may include:
Trouble with attention
Difficulty making decisions
Behavioral effects may include:
Becoming angry easily
Getting frustrated easily
Acting without thinking
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