By On March 6th, 2014

Brain Injury Awareness Month: Learn The Signs and Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

While we deal with traumatic brain injuries every day here, the majority only think about brain injuries when one seems unavoidable or when the topic pops up in discussion. But, the issue will be more prominent everywhere for the next month, as March is Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Turquiose BrainTo commemorate the month long heightened awareness of TBI, we thought now would be a good time to remind you of the signs of a brain injury, as well as some important facts which help show just how large of an issue traumatic brain injuries really are.

Traumatic brain injuries don’t just happen in sports, though the concussion rates in athletics have been getting the bulk of the media attention. Instead, brain injuries can happen to anyone at anytime. In fact, the most common causes of brain injuries are from much more common activities such as driving or falling.

It is estimated that approximately 2.4 billion people suffer TBI every year in the United States alone.

If you believe you have suffered a traumatic brain injury or concussion, you should be on watch for any of the signs or symptoms. However, symptoms can take hours or even days to manifest. The symptoms of brain injuries, as listed by the Mayo Clinic include:

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

If you think you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you should seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms alone may not be indicative of the severity of injury and it is best to be evaluated by a professional before any secondary damage can occur.

TBI Quick Facts

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