What Is A Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic Brain Injury A Traumatic Brain Injury, also known as a TBI, is a trauma to the brain caused by an external force, such as a fall, an assault, or a motor vehicle accident. TBI does not include stroke, aneurysm, insufficient oxygen, poisoning, or infections - these are known as non-traumatic brain injuries.  Many times non-TBI injuries may cause similar deficits as a Traumatic Brain Injury.  Traumatic Brain Injury is frequently referred to as the “silent epidemic” because the problems that result from it often are not visible.  TBI is an injury to the brain characterized by five elements: 1. [...]