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Types of Brain Injury

Car accident or fall is a leading cause of mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in Illinois and across the United States. Brain injuries or brain damage from a car accident can be classified as mild, moderate and severe.  

An Auto accident and fall are the leading cause of different types of brain injury. 

Common Types of Brain injury include

Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

◊ Severe traumatic brain injury  concussion commonly includes a loss of consciousness. It commonly appears on imaging studies. Findings may show contusions or bleeding that may manifest into herniations of brain tissue or shifts in location of one or more portions of the brain.

Acute severe bleeding of brain causing a subdural hematoma, may cause person to lose consciousness and comatose 

Symptoms of subdural hematoma (brain bleed) can include:

  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Changes in behavior
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • vomiting
  • Excessive sleepiness 
  • Weakness

Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury 

Moderate brain injury commonly includes a loss of consciousness (30 minutes to one week).  Bruises or brain bleeds  are detected using a CT or MRI or other diagnostic imaging test.  Positive findings such as skull fracture or hematoma in brain will appear on CT or MRI or other imaging studies.

Concussion or Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Car accident or fall is a leading cause of mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in Illinois and across the United States. Brain injuries or brain damage from a car accident can be classified as mild, moderate and severe. A Concussion brain injury occurs when head is struck or strikes something, acceleration / deceleration without direct external trauma to head, and unexpected significant impact like a car accident, causes brain to collide with interior skull or brain. A diagnostic test will often not show your mild traumatic brain injury CT and MRI because it is microscopic, chemical or due to many other reasons.  Instead, the consequences of your mild traumatic brain injury, is notable by at least one of the following symptoms:

  1. Coma
  2. Headaches
  3. Loss of consciousness (less than 30 mins)
  4. Memory loss 
  5. Altered mental state – e.g., dazed or disoriented
  6. Cognitive or Neurological deficits
  7. Dizziness or Blurred vision
  8. Nausea
  9. Insomnia
  10. Difficulty with numbers
  11. Memory loss
  12. Depression
  13. Sensitivity to light or sound
  14. Personality changes
  15. and the symptom(s) cannot be completely accounted for by other causes.

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