What is traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury that affects the way the brain works. Common causes of TBI are a bump, blow, jolt to the head, gunshot or knife injury. A TBI can occur during a fall, firearm injury, assault, or a car crash. TBI is categorized into three main types: Mild, moderate, or severe. A concussion is an example of a mild head injury. TBI can cause trouble with a child’s brain development, and even death in an older adult. Here are some links to learn more about how to prevent Traumatic Brain Injury: