What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) refers to a blow to the head that disrupts regular cognitive functions. This jolt to the head can range from a light bump that causes mild and short-term damage, to a serious blow that can handicap someone for life. Unfortunately, TBIs are common throughout the United States, as emergency rooms and hospitals see hundreds of thousands – and sometimes millions – of TBI cases each year.

Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by just about anything; again, all that needs to happen is a blow to the head. Two of the most common causes of TBIs, though, are car accidents and severe sports injuries, such as concussions. Because TBIs vary widely in severity, symptoms can vary widely as well. The most common symptoms, though, can be broken down into three categories:

  • Cognitive-Related Symptoms, such as trouble speaking or understanding conversations, mental confusion, trouble concentrating, and more.

  • Behavioral-Related Symptoms, such as lack of restraint, aggression, anger issues, and more.

  • Other Symptoms, such as fatigue, dizziness, loneliness, and more.

While TBIs cannot necessarily be cured, they can be managed through various treatments including therapy, medications, possible surgeries, and/or more. The type of treatment someone receives depends on the type of TBI and the severity of the case. At Haven House Treatment Center, we offer a full range of treatment programs to treat individuals with the most complicated TBIs. If you or a loved one is suffering from a TBI, please reach out to see how we can help.

TBI Treatment at Haven House in Los Angeles:

If you or a loved one is suffering from a TBI, we can help you at our treatment facility. Our inpatient treatment services can bring about long-term recovery.

Most Common TBIs:

  • Car Accidents

  • Severe Sports Injuries

  • Concussions

What Can a TBI Affect?

  • Cognitive Functions

  • Behavioral Functions

  • Psychological Functions

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