16 Mar '17, 3pm

Think you've had a #TBI? It's important to seek medical help

Joint Base Sam Houston, Texas (March 10, 2017) -- March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and although traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are the signature wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, TBIs can be caused by motor vehicle accidents, assaults, falls, and sport injuries, as well as explosions. It is important for someone who had sustained a TBI to seek medical help to address any changes in their physical, emotional, and cognitive abilities. "Someone doesn't have to lose consciousness when they suffer a mild TBI, there can be a feeling of being dazed or seeing stars but in some cases it can involve a very brief loss of consciousness which can last for a few seconds to a few minutes, but is typically less than 30 minutes, said Dr. Aparna Vijayan, Speech-Language Pathologist at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic. After a mild TBI, patients...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/184090/

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