It can happen to anyone, at any age – a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a concussion, a fracture of the skull, a blood clot or even bleeding in the brain.
The result can be loss of function, an inability to concentrate and mood changes.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates 2.4 million children and adults in the U.S. sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. More than 5.3 million children and adults in the U.S. live with a lifelong disability as a result of TBI.
Allen W. Brown, M.D., Project Director of Mayo Clinic's TBI Model Systems Center discusses the importance of raising awareness of brain injuries during the month of March.
He also discusses the most common causes of brain injury and how TBIs can be prevented.