How TBI Happens
Most Common Causes Of TBI
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Data & Statistics reports that the leading causes of TBI are:
- Being struck by an object
- Motor vehicle crashes
- Intentional self-harm
Examples of a trauma that can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI) include:
- A person’s head hitting the floor
- An athlete who strikes their head against the ground
- Falling construction debris or a baseball striking a person on the head
- Sudden acceleration or deceleration of the head
- Collisions between two athletes
- The pressure from a blast
Brain Damage Can Compound After The Injury
The damage to the brain cells may occur or worsen over the ensuing hours and days due to such things as swelling or inadequate blood flow to the injured brain. Your brain may also be more susceptible to injury you have a second injury before your brain is fully healed from the first trauma.
The brain’s continuing susceptibility to further injury after an initial incident provides a key reason why people who suffer a concussion are strongly advised to cease all activity (both physical and mental), rest, seek medical attention and then carefully monitor and moderate their return to regular activity levels.