What Causes a Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injuries often result from severe blows or jolts to a person’s head or body. Traumatic brain injuries can also come from an object penetrating the brain’s tissue. There are many different specific causes of brain injury. These include slips and falls, vehicle-related accidents, assaults & violent crimes, explosive blasts, and other collisions. The severity of the damage depends on many factors including the force of impact and the nature of the injury.
Brain injuries in sports and sports-related head injuries are also a growing concern as more light is shed on the dangers of sports, especially contact sports and youth sports.