Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion

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Traumatic Brain Injury services offered in Katy and Sugar Land, TX

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion are terms used to describe injuries that affect the brain due to a sudden impact or blow to the head. Here's an overview:

A concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury. It occurs when a sudden jolt or blow to the head or body causes the brain to move within the skull. This movement can disrupt normal brain function temporarily. Concussions can result from various situations, such as sports-related impacts, falls, car accidents, or even a sudden bump to the head.

Symptoms of a concussion can include:
- Headache
- Dizziness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Confusion
- Memory problems
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Fatigue

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):
A TBI is a broader category that includes concussions but also encompasses more severe injuries to the brain. TBIs can range from mild to severe, and they can have lasting effects on physical and cognitive functions. They might result from falls, car accidents, sports injuries, or other types of accidents that involve significant impact to the head.

Symptoms of TBI vary widely depending on the severity, but they might include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Persistent headache
- Memory problems
- Mood changes
- Difficulty concentrating
- Motor coordination issues
- Sensory changes (vision, hearing, taste, etc.)

It's important to seek medical attention if you suspect a concussion or TBI, especially if symptoms are severe or don't improve. Rest, both physical and cognitive, is often recommended to allow the brain to heal. In cases of more severe TBIs, medical treatment and rehabilitation might be necessary. Always prioritize your health and safety when dealing with head injuries.