Earlier, we addressed the long term effects of traumatic brain injuries for our Philadelphia readers. We're going to take a step back and examine what changes occur to the brain when someone suffers a TBI.
TBIs aren't caused by brain tumors, lack of oxygen flow to the brain or strokes. To qualify as a TBI, the person must suffer a blow to the head from some external force. Likely causes are falls, gunshot wounds and auto accidents. A person can get a serious TBI and remain conscious the entire time, but common signs of TBI include at least one of the below symptoms: