Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an acute adverse event where the brain cells are injured. It is a very serious injury compared to other body parts injuries. In case of a knee injury only that part of the body that has limited function. However, in case of a brain injury one’s personality is altered and healing is often an uphill task that involves mostly functional therapy and not necessarily drug therapy. Moreover, individuals who suffer these injuries are unaware of their condition making it more difficult to treat. Concussion is a type of a traumatic brain injury. Concussions may be mild where individuals retain their consiciousness or may be severe where they lose their conciusness. Some of the major causes of concussions are motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injury, and being hit with an object on the head. Common symptoms of individuals who have experienced a concussion include; Physical Headache Blurry vision Nausea or vomiting Drowsiness Sentivity to noise and light Balance problems Lethargy Emotional Irritability Sadness Very emotional Anxiety
Sleep Sleeping more than usual Sleeping less than usual Difficulties in initiating sleep
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