Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when a bump, blow, jolt, or other Head Injury causes damage to the brain. Mild traumatic brain injury may cause temporary dysfunction of brain cells. More serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain that can result in long-term complications or death. Symptoms of a TBI may not appear until days, weeks or even longer following the injury. A concussion is the mildest type. It can cause memory loss, headaches, neck pain, nausea, ringing in the ears, dizziness, tiredness and other symptoms. More moderate types may result in cognitive impairment and even seizures.