What is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)? [Video]

By Roger Foisy on January 22nd, 2014

Brain injuries are classified mild, moderate, or severe. The leading causes are vehicle-related collisions, falls, sports injuries, and assaults. Of these brain injuries, 70-90% are considered “mild”. It is important to realize, however, that there is nothing “mild” about a traumatic brain injury.

A brain injury, of any classification, must be taken very seriously. The brain is complex; any injury that causes a disruption of its normal functioning is a traumatic injury.

Unfortunately, many people do not realize that a concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Because of this, mTBIs are often not fully recognized or properly prioritized.

An mTBI affects each person differently. The extent and combination of effects will vary depending on the areas of the brain involved and the individual person.

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