Have you found it a little harder lately to remember your to-do list, or concentrate on a project at work? Or maybe you can’t seem to remember people’s names as well as you used to. It can be a sign that your brain needs some exercise.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a blow to the head or a sudden movement of the head caused by an unexpected external force to the body. This means that you don’t have to actually hit your head to have a concussion.
Every time we bump our heads we immediately start to wonder, “Is that serious?” or “Should I be concerned?” This is probably because of media coverage and social media stories that circulate about people who seemed to have just bumped their heads and end up dying within a day or so. In many of these cases death could have possibly been avoided if the patient had received proper treatment.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue. A person with a mild TBI may remain conscious or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes