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What´s Traumatic Brain Injury?

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Traumatic brain injury or TBI happens when a bump, blow, jolt, or other head injury causes damage to the brain. Every year, millions of people suffer from brain injuries. More than half are bad enough that people have to go to the hospital. The worse injuries can lead to permanent brain damage or even death. Half of all TBIs are from motor vehicle accidents. Most common are also from sports, like boxing and football.

Symptoms of a TBI may not appear right away but days later. A concussion is the mildest type. It can cause a headache or neck pain, nausea, ringing in the ears, dizziness, and tiredness. People with moderate or severe TBI may have the same symptoms plus other symptoms as well, like a headache that gets worse or does not
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