March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: Causes of Brain Injury

01 Mar


Two types of brain injury are Traumatic brain injury and Acquired brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries are :

  • – Assaults and Domestic violence
  • Shaken baby syndrome
  • – Motor vehicle accidents
  • – Firearms
  • – Falls
  • – Sports accidents

Acquired brain injury or non-traumatic brain injuries are:

  • Brain tumors and intracranial surgery
  • – Seizure disorders
  • – Lack of oxygen to the brain
  • – Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Stroke or aneurysm
  • Lyme disease & other diseases
  • Bacterial infections
  • Meningitis
  • Additional causes of Acquired brain injury and TBI click on the link:
    • near drowning
    • choking
    • injuries in which the chest has been crushed
    • electrical shock
    • lightening strike
    • trauma to the head or neck
    • blood loss
    • artery impingement
    • shock
    • heart attack
    • stroke,
    • arteriovenous malformation
    • aneurysm
    • intracranial surgery
    • vascular disruption
    • infections diseases
    • intracranial tumors
    • metabolic disorders
    • meningitis
    • some venereal diseases
    • insect-carried diseases
    • AIDS
    • hypo or hyperglycemia
    • hepatic encephalopathy
    • uremic encephalopathy
    • seizure disorders
    • toxic exposures to chemical and gases

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6 responses to “March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: Causes of Brain Injury

  1. behindthemaskofabuse

    March 1, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    hmmm i never thought of my seizure disorder as a TBI…

    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      March 2, 2013 at 6:31 am

      I added a link to the page with additional diagnosis that includes seizure disorder. Education is key, and oh … what they don’t tell you! Take care and stay safe, Edie

  2. Cauldrons and Cupcakes

    March 2, 2013 at 4:30 am

    Don’t forget Lyme disease and other nasty bacterial infections as a cause of Acquired Brain Injury!

    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      March 2, 2013 at 6:10 am

      I appreciate your feedback. I certainly did forget Lyme disease and bacterial infections and meningitis. I have added them. If you think of others please let me know. Thank you. Take care and stay safe, Edie

  3. wendy

    March 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I don’t know that you would call what I have a brain injury, it just acts like one…Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension. No I don’t have a tumor, just the symptoms.

    I’ve also had a blow to the back of my head that caused me to lose consciousness. I was told I had a severe contusion…and I had a hairline fracture of my 7th Cervical Vertebra. I was never told I may have a brain injury. I went through a lot with the recovery from that and still have pain in that area…plus arthritis in the cervical area.

    as you’ve said….oh what they don’t tell you.
    take care

  4. StevesTBI

    March 11, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Reblogged this on Inspirationel.


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