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What is TBI?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force injures the brain. TBI can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g., occurring in a specific location or over a widespread area).

We have found the most common causes of traumatic brain injury develop due to violence, transportation accidents, construction, and sports. Motor bikes are a major cause!

When parts of your brain are damaged by TBI, this affects how the brain regulates the body. Now, intricate functions are altered, that may affect the regulation of blood pressure, body temperature, and bladder and bowel control.

Externally, you might look like the same old you after a TBI, but inside, you feel different. You might have difficulty moving, speaking or concentrating. You might have lingering physical and emotional symptoms like headaches, nausea, sleep disorders and mood changes.

Therapy is very important after a traumatic brain injury. There are many types of rehabilitation therapy, such as: Physical therapy: a treatment working to build physical strength, coordination, and flexibility; Occupational therapy: an occupational therapist helps a person learn or relearn how to perform daily tasks, such as getting dressed, cooking, developing strategies for self-care, etc; Speech therapy: working on the ability to form words and other communication skills as well as how to use special communication devises.

TBI can spike PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Scientists have analyzed the amygdala, a part of the brain serving as the brain's epicenter for fear learning. They discovered that traumatic brain injuries create an increased excitement in the amygdala, which can lead to increased fear, anxiety and mood disorders. Psychological counseling will help a person learn coping skills, work on relationships, and improve general emotional well-being. Each of these therapies are important when restoring a passion for living and are a part of the every day opportunities here at Neuro RehabCare.

We want to support you and your family. Contact us to support your restored passion for living!


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