As its name should suggest, a brain injury is any type of injury that occurs to the brain. These types of injuries are generally caused by trauma such as an impact that occurs during a fall or an auto accident, though other causes exist as well such as loss of oxygen to the brain.
Generally, any injury that leaves a permanent impact on the brain is considered to fall under this category, and those who suffer a brain injury will often experience symptoms such as:
- Constant or severe headaches
- Changes in the senses
- Reduced cognitive performance
- Reduced ability to move or control the body properly
- Memory issues
- Behavioral or mood changes
- And more
In short, a brain injury can have a dramatic impact on your life, and even mild brain injuries can have a profound influence on the injured and those around them.