The brain oversees our actions and reactions. When a brain injury occurs, it can disrupt any of our regular functions and create a tremendous amount of confusion and difficulty. And in cases of serious traumatic brain injury, the physical symptoms can persist. They can affect almost any area of the body.
The Pathology of TBI-Related Seizures
Dr. Amy Wagner talks about seizures — a common complication after a brain injury, especially one that is more severe or from a penetrating injury — and how and why they develop after injury.
The Consequences of Shaken Baby Syndrome
An infant's brain is incredibly vulnerable to injury. The violent shaking of shaken baby syndrome can cause severe brain injury, disabling that child forever.
Weight Loss After TBI?
Loss of taste or smell can cause a person to lose or gain weight post-TBI.
Does it Hurt to Eat After Traumatic Brain Injury?
Pain while eating after a TBI is uncommon, but issues with taste and smell are not.
Changes in Taste and Smell After Brain Injury
Almost 25% of people with TBI experience changes in taste and smell.
Increased Muscle Spasticity After Traumatic Brain Injury
What is muscle spasticity, why does it occur after TBI, and how is it treated?
Is There a Window of Time for Developing Seizures Post-TBI?
Can you develop seizures after a traumatic brain injury?