Traumatic brain injury or TBI refers to an injury that damages the brain, thus disrupting its normal function. It usually happens when the head violently hits an object or when it punctures the brain tissue. You may also develop this injury when you sustain a jolt, bump, or blow to the head.
Traumatic brain injury affects patients differently. Some people may experience its symptoms right away, while others can develop it over time. Most patients with mild TBI can recover in the span of three months with medical intervention.
Unfortunately, others may experience the lingering symptoms and secondary effects of TBI over time, especially if their injury is moderate to severe in nature. So in simpler terms, a TBI can indeed get worse over time, and here’s why:
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