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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

The human brain is one of the most complex organs in the body. When it is injured, the damage can have a lasting effect on a person's life.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any injury to the brain that disrupts its normal function. It can be caused by accidents, falls, car crashes, or intentional violence. Brain injury may lead to serious, long-term problems with thinking, memory, language, and movement.

According to the CDC, the majority of adult TBIs occur in people younger than 45, and 1.7 million Americans are living with long-term disabilities related to TBI. The brain is vulnerable, and traumatic brain injury can prove fatal.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury has a wide range of symptoms. While the severity of TBI symptoms can vary depending on how the injury occurred, the location of the brain that was injured, and the amount of time that has passed since the injury, TBI symptoms generally fall into these categories: Physical, Cognitive, Sensory, and Mental.

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

Physical Problems

  • Vomiting
  • Mild to severe headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Problems of balance and coordination

Cognitive Problems

  • Confused or disoriented
  • Short-term or long-term memory loss
  • Unable to concentrate
  • Comatose

Sensory Problems

  • Blurred vision
  • Hearing problems
  • Speech problems

Mental Problems

  • Changes in mood
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sleeping problems


Types Of Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Closed Brain Injury

Closed brain injury is incurred without physical damage to the head. However, a strong impact may have negative effects on the tissues, blood vessels, and other internal parts of the brain. This commonly happens when you have experienced head trauma after an auto accident, slip and fall, and extreme physical activities.

  • Open/Penetrating Brain Injury

Open/Penetrating brain injury occurs when an object has penetrated inside the head or due to a strong collision that caused the skull to break.

Traumatic Brain Injury can result in permanent disability or death. TBI is a serious condition that can have a lasting impact on the life of the injured person. People need to be equipped with information on how they can help after someone has suffered a traumatic brain injury.

In the past decade, there has been a lot of progress in traumatic brain injury treatment. There are now several clinical trials going on that are looking to improve the lives of those who have sustained a brain injury, but to take advantage of these trials, you need to know how to get involved.


Let Us Help You Find The Best Treatment

Santos Research Center in Tampa is currently conducting paid clinical trials for people with Traumatic Brain Injury and is open to new participants. If you are interested in participating, you may contact us at (813) 249-9100 or visit www.santosresearch.com.

Santos Research Center, Corp. is a research facility conducting paid clinical trials, in partnership with major pharmaceutical companies & CROs. We work with patients from across the Tampa Bay area.

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