A Traumatic Brain Injury can cause long-term changes in many areas of your body and aspects of your lifestyle. Though these can be difficult experiences to endure, there is hope.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body and may affect your brain tissue (cells).
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is brain damage caused by events after birth, rather than as part of a genetic or congenital disorder.
We work with a wide variety of types of brain injuries (TBI / ABI), if you don’t see your condition listed don’t lose hope. Contact our scheduling administrator or use our scheduling calendar to discuss your particular set of symptoms.
Domestic Violence - Assault
Each year in the United States, approximately 4.8 million physical assaults are perpetrated against women by an intimate partner, an underestimation due to the overall lack of reporting among survivors. Unfortunately, repeated traumatic brain injury is typical of ongoing domestic violence. And women who receive a traumatic brain injury as the result of domestic violence may be more likely than others to experience Post-Concussion Syndrome.
Not every case of assault-related TBI is the result of domestic violence. Violent assault is one of the three top causes of Traumatic Brain Injury. Attacks by strangers are also a growing contributor to the number of people experiencing TBI.
Over half of all reported Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are the result of an auto accident. Trauma to the brain can occur when your head strikes a steering wheel or windshield. There may or may not be an open wound, however an open wound isn’t necessary for a Traumatic Brain Injury to occur. A TBI is the result of a moving head coming to a quick stop but the brain continues in its movement, striking the interior of the skull.
A stroke occurs if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a portion of your brain is blocked. Without oxygen, brain cells start to die after a few minutes. Sudden bleeding in the brain also can cause a stroke if it damages brain cells. If brain cells die or are damaged because of a stroke, symptoms occur in the parts of the body that these brain cells control. Examples of stroke symptoms include sudden weakness; paralysis or numbness of the face, arms, or legs, trouble speaking.