Mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) are often missed by both the injured person and medical practitioners.
In the following video, I explain the reasons why mild traumatic brain injury is typically overlooked:
1. After an accident causing injury, the most obvious physical injuries are prioritized.
For example, a pounding headache following a car accident may be attributed to a neck strain whiplash injury and upper back pain, rather than a brain injury. People fail to think “brain first”, dismissing symptoms of brain injury as side-effects from their more obvious injuries.
Furthermore, many healthcare providers do not specialize in brain injury and therefore may not recognize the severity of the brain injury.
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