Facts

  • More than 1.4 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that at least 5.3 million Americans currently have a long-term need for help in performing activities of daily living following a traumatic brain injury.
  • The signs of a concussion can be very subtle and initially missed by patients, family members and doctors. They include nausea, dizziness, double or fuzzy vision, sensitivity to light or noise, headache, feeling tired, confusion or trouble concentrating or remembering.
  • Brain injury can result from a concussion even when there is no loss of consciousness. Some of the symptoms can appear right away, while others may not show up for days or even weeks after the concussion.

To learn more about your brain injury and to meet others who share your challenges, join us at the next meeting of the Brain Injury Support Groups for adults or teens.