Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an acquired brain injury resulting from sudden trauma that damages the brain when there is a sudden blow or jolt to the head, or when there is a penetrating injury to the skull. It could be either mild, moderate, or severe.
The most common form of TBI is called a concussion, which can cause disruption of neurological functions. For some individuals, symptoms can persist for days, weeks, or continue long term.
The symptoms of TBI could include any combination of:
Moderate to severe symptoms can include:
Is Recovery from TBI possible?
Injuries to the brain are complex, and every person is different, however recovery is possible depending on the severity of TBI. Some people will have a complete recovery and some people mostly recover but may deal with some lingering effects, whereas others will have long-term impacts.
The brain has the capacity to make new pathways if tasks are often practiced. In this way it is possible to recover with the help of a Speech-Language Therapist.
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