What Is Closed Traumatic Brain Injury?

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Closed Traumatic Brain Injury is a type of Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI. It occurs as a result of trauma, shaking, or some type of forcible blow to the head that can occur as the result of an accident, fall, or collision. There is usually no open wound, fracture of the skull, or immediate visible signs of injury.

There are usually many different problems and symptoms associated with the condition. For example, difficulty concentrating, thinking, or focusing for short or long periods of time. They also experience problems with short term or long term memory, headaches, and moodiness. These symptoms of traumatic brain injury make it very difficult to live a normal life and to carry out even the simplest of functions.

There are three different levels of traumatic brain injury. It can be mild, moderate, or severe. It is commonly defined or described as mild if consciousness is not lost and if the confusion and other symptoms such as nausea and disorientation last for less than half an hour.

Mild TBI is often called by many different names that are more familiar and popular. Minor head injury, minor brain injury, concussion, and minor head trauma are a few of the names. The effects of closed Traumatic Brain Injury whether mild, moderate, or severe can last for a very long time.

There are so many different effects from the injury that they can be sometimes misdiagnosed or completely missed. This is one of the reasons why it is necessary to carry out the requisite tests in order to confirm or diagnose the condition. Tests for Closed TBI include MRIs and CT Scans.


The common effects include difficulty coordinating movement and balance, problems, and distortion in vision not limited to burring, difficulty sleeping, seizures, the inability to function sexually, difficulty concentrating, and memory loss. These symptoms can affect different individuals in different ways. The impact on ordinary day to day life is far reaching and potentially devastating.

Individuals with the disorder have to contend with changes in their personality, difficulty communicating, frequent and unexpected disorientation, depression, confusion, and increased anxiety. They can also experience difficulty focusing and concentrating, mood swings, and loss of memory. When these symptoms occur there are no guarantees what the actions of the individual will be.

The support of family, friends, and loved ones is crucial for those who suffer from the disorder. It will take a lot of emotional support to get you through and help you to survive and cope. It will also take a toll on your financial resources as well. Any brain injury is a serious matter and should not be overlooked. Do not ignore the symptoms no matter how small and unimportant they may seem at first.

If you have suffered any trauma and have reason to believe you may be suffering from the condition, the first step is to seek medical attention and confirmation of the Closed Traumatic Brain Injury. The second step is to visit Priority Legal they can help you with your claim.

Cheri Youmans writes for http://www.prioritylegalclaims.co.uk/