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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

What is Traumatic Brain Injury? - VHL HealthSheet #41381_VA
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a sudden jolt to your head that changes the way your brain works. A TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe. Most TBIs are mild. Some medical groups refer to a mild TBI as a concussion. Other groups view concussion as a milder subset of TBI.
Your Recovery Team for Traumatic Brain Injury - VHL HealthSheet #41379_VA
Because everybody’s brain is different, it is hard to predict how your brain will recover from a TBI. It takes a team of healthcare providers to help you develop the best plan for your recovery. Teamwork is important. And one of the most important members of your recovery team is you. You need to be an active member of your recovery team and work closely with all the other team members.
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Blast injuries, falls, fights, sports, and car crashes can all cause a traumatic brain injury.

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