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What My Traumatic Brain Injury Patients Have Taught Me

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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a brain dysfunction that is caused by an outside force such as a blow/hit or jolt to the head, a car accident, a severe sports injury, a skiing accident, and more.

There are three levels of intensity of traumatic brain injuries: a concussion (with most people recovering within three months), a moderate TBI (with some individuals recovering most of their brain functions), and a severe TBI (which is hard to predict any recovery, due to severity of the damage, if they were placed in a coma or not, and many other factors.

With neurosurgery, occupational/physical therapy, speech/language therapy, psychological services, and or social services, many people experiencing a TBI can improve.

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