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Brain Injury Causes

Brooks Rehabilitation can treat traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries.  According to the CDC the leading causes of Traumatic Brain Injury are:

  • Falls
  • Motor vehicle (traffic)
  • Struck by or against events
  • Assaults

The largest percentage of traumatic brain injuries are from falls. 

Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries include concussions, because a lot of healthcare professionals call these mild because concussions are not usually life-threatening, but their affects can be serious.

According to the Brain Injury Association of the United States, an acquired brain injury takes place at the cellular level within the brain.  Therefore, injury from an acquired brain injury can effect cells throughout the entire brain, instead of just in specific areas as with a traumatic brain injury.  Causes include but are not limited to:

  • airway obstruction
  • Near-drowning, throat swelling, choking, strangulation, crush injuries to the chest
  • Electrical shock or lightening strike
  • Vascular disruption
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Aneurysm
  • Intracranial surgery
  • Infections disease
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Toxic exposure