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A 19-year-old male asked:

regarding traumatic brain injury.does recovery occurs at primary injury or secondary injury?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Please clarify: I am not understanding the question on traumatic brain injury and how recovery takes place...Or when? Would like to help you understand this entity a bit better.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the definition of traumatic brain injury?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
ForcefulBrain injury: Traumatic brain injury (tbi) is a nondegenerative, noncongenital insult to the brain from an external mechanical force, possibly leading to permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions, with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness. The definition of tbi has not been consistent and tends to vary according to specialties and circumstances.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Is there a typical cause for traumatic brain injury?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
As follows- falls35%: Cdc has this data: the leading causes of tbi are: falls (35.2%); motor vehicle – traffic (17.3%); struck by/against events (16.5%); and assaults (10%) link for the above is http://www.Cdc.Gov/traumaticbraininjury/causes.Html.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How do doctors define traumatic brain injury ?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Injury: Traumatic brain injury is a decrease in brain function that occurs after an injury- such as a blow to the head.
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross commented
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
It's easy to give a definition but a very complex issue. Go here to learn more: http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/basics.html
May 14, 2015
A 34-year-old member asked:

How long will it take to "get better" after a traumatic brain injury?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Upto 9 months: Initial improvements might take upto 9 months even after that might require further group rehabilitation.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What activities are recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?

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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Depends on severity: This answer to too long for this forum. Depending on the deficits it is all about activities of daily living first and promoting independence. Continued pt/ot/speech therapy if needed. Be aware of stimulus levels because this can overwhelm someone with tbi.

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