The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines traumatic brain injury as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head injury.
According to the CDC, about 2.5 million traumatic brain injuries occurred in the U.S. during the year 2010. In our practice, we often see clients diagnosed with traumatic brain injury as a result of car accidents, bike accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents, and assault and battery.
Medical professionals use three categories of diagnoses for traumatic brain injury: mild, moderate, or severe. However, just because a patient is diagnosed with “mild” traumatic brain injury does not mean the injury does not have a significant impact on that patient’s life.
Even a mild traumatic brain injury can have a profound long-term impact on one’s life.
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