Why are Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Often Missed? [Video]

By Roger Foisy on February 27th, 2014

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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