A head injury can be as mild as a bump, bruise, or cut on the head, or can be moderate to severe because of a concussion, deep cut, fractured skull bone(s), or internal bleeding.
Acquired Brain Injury
Acquired brain injury occurs when a sudden, external, physical assault damages the brain. It is one of the most common causes of disability and death in adults.
Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is exactly what it sounds like. This is a type of brain injury caused by a trauma.
Sometimes called a mild traumatic brain injury, a concussion is caused by a blow or a jolt to the head.
Acute Spinal Cord Injury
Many types of trauma can cause an acute spinal cord injury. The more common types occur when the area of the spine or neck is bent or compressed.
Spinal Cord Compression
Spinal cord compression is caused by any condition that puts pressure on your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is the bundle of nerves that carries messages back and forth from your brain to your muscles and other soft tissues.
How a Spinal Cord Injury Affects the Body
A spinal cord injury can keep your brain and body from communicating normally. If you've had a spinal cord injury, you may need surgery or other treatments to address the injury.