How traumatic brain injury can happen
This section talks about some of the things that can happen inside the head during and after a brain injury. This section has been written with the assistance of Headway.
We hope to have presented this information in a sensitive manner, but we feel it’s sensible to let you know that the physical processes involved can sometimes make for uncomfortable reading. If you’re not ready to read on just yet, then this information will be waiting for you when you are.
What happens during a traumatic brain injury?Traumatic brain injury is caused by an outside force – some kind of blow to the head.
(Read about non-traumatic injuries here.) There are three types of these injuries:
- Closed head injuries
- Open or penetrating injuries
- Crushing injuries