Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a bump, blow, jolt or penetrating injury to the head that disrupts normal function of the brain.
When someone sustains a hit to the head, watch for changes in the person’s behavior, thinking and/or physical functioning. Someone may have a TBI if the person acts dazed or confused, moves clumsily, feels sluggish or nauseous, loses consciousness and/or can’t recall events prior to, or after a head injury.
If someone experiences a head injury and shows these symptoms, seek professional health care immediately. At HealthAlliance Hospital: Broadway Campus and Margaretville Hospital, our Emergency Department doctors and staff can efficiently evaluate and treat any head injuries.