While it can be easy to think of traumatic brain injuries as just an injury affecting football players and veterans, it is important to remember TBI is much more widespread. Each year over 1.7 million people experience traumatic brain injuries. Over 52,000 of those individuals die and 275,000 individuals are hospitalized for their injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries are a major health issue affecting seniors, teenagers, and small children alike. While researchers are working on better ways to prevent these brain injuries, right now it is most important to learn how to spot a concussion and what to do when one occurs to ensure positive outcomes.
This infographic from Carestream helps explain exactly what TBI is and all the symptoms you’ll need to protect yourself and help others who might have experienced traumatic brain injuries.