What is TBI?

Well do you know? Even if you have experienced TBI do you know enough about your own to properly explain to others? No matter which Doctors or Therapists I talk to they all give me the first line of TBI treatment, "No two occurrences as alike even if the brains are identical and the injuries exactly alike, they will still be different."

Now, this is exactly accurate, so accurate if they are to believed that it invalidates many of their oh so special credentials. Their credentials are based upon their memory and recall of past examples. Not based so much upon their acceptance that perhaps the brain injury in front of them is not a repeated pattern that they've read about. However, getting them to be this honest about the industry is treasonous critical thought from a person who supposedly is not qualified to have thoughts let alone qualified enough to challenge the thinking and practices of the medical establishment.

So instead of being a mouth peace for the current market of the establishment I am just going to grab what I can from open pages I can link to so that you can decide if you know someone, or perhaps you yourself, that suffers from TBI.

Oh, and TBI can stand for Traumatic Brain Injury. A good person on Facebook suggests an alternate anagram that I much prefer. TBI equals "To Be Inspired". I will probably borrow some materials from this inspirational site to use here. The owner of that page is so creative that I am envious.

From Wikipedia;

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain. TBI can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g., occurring in a specific location or over a widespread area). Head injury usually refers to TBI, but is a broader category because it can involve damage to structures other than the brain, such as the scalp and skull.

TBI is a major cause of death and disability worldwide, especially in children and young adults. Males sustain traumatic brain injuries more frequently than do females. Causes include falls, vehicle accidents, and violence. Prevention measures include use of technology to protect those suffering from automobile accidents, such as seat belts and sports or motorcycle helmets, as well as efforts to reduce the number of automobile accidents, such as safety education programs and enforcement of traffic laws.

Brain trauma can be caused by a direct impact or by acceleration alone. In addition to the damage caused at the moment of injury, brain trauma causes secondary injury, a variety of events that take place in the minutes and days following the injury. These processes, which include alterations in cerebral blood flow and the pressure within the skull, contribute substantially to the damage from the initial injury.

TBI can cause a host of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral effects, and outcome can range from complete recovery to permanent disability or death. The 20th century saw critical developments in diagnosis and treatment that decreased death rates and improved outcome. Some of the current imaging techniques used for diagnosis and treatment include CT scans computed tomography and MRIs magnetic resonance imaging. Depending on the injury, treatment required may be minimal or may include interventions such as medications, emergency surgery or surgery years later. Physical therapy, speech therapy, recreation therapy, occupational therapy and vision therapy may be employed for rehabilitation.

The gist is this: Something happened inside your head that affected your brain.The only person who will figure it out is... YOU. There are many people who have studied the possibilities and are quite willing (to charge you) to help you figure out what you may be experiencing but the only person who is going to figure it out is, again, YOU.

Don't get disrespectful to your Doctors or Therapists either. They really do mean well and have your best intentions at heart. However they only know the condition from what they've read and most of what they've read is the approved material by the medical establishment. Any venturing outside of the establishment can lead to invalidation of their credentials and they have invested to much time and money to risk that.

Just be mindful of your needs and of their self imposed limitations.

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