Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is most often an acute event or injury, similar to other injuries, but with a brain injury, one moment the person is normal and the next moment their life has changed abruptly.
Brain injuries do not heal like other injuries, and no two brain injuries are the same. One of the consequences of brain injury is that the person often doesn’t realize that a brain injury has occurred.
The effects of TBI can be profound. For many people with severe TBI, long-term rehabilitation is often necessary to maximize function and independence. Even with mild TBI, the consequences to a person’s life can be dramatic. Change in brain function can have a huge impact on family, job, social and community interaction.
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