Traumatic brain injury (TBI) typically occurs when the head is suddenly accelerated and/or decelerated during an accident of some type. There may or may not have unconsciousness, or even a blow to the head. A severe whiplash situation can cause the same kinds of twisting and shearing forces on the brain's axons - the nerve fibers connecting one part of brain to another - as does a blow to the head. It is thought that these forces damage the connections between nerve cells and possibly the conducting fibers themselves, resulting in impairment of function.
A lot of people get traumatic brain injury; estimates are 600,000 per year in Ontario even though they may be miss-diagnosed or not even aware that they have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury. The most common result / symptoms are
- Lower concentration
- Trouble reading
- Mental slowness
- Sleep disruption
- Vision Problems, ie. loss of reading speed, comprehension or comfort; depth perception
- Getting poor sleep because of sore muscles from whiplash injuries makes the effects of any mild brain injury much worse.
- Mood Changes (anger/depression)
Our Doctors Specific Training:
- Certified Brain Injury Specialists
- Post Graduate Training through:
- Ontario Brain Injury Association
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Alabama