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Unintentional Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The brain serves as the control center for all of the body's functions including conscious activities (walking and talking) and unconscious ones (breathing, heart rate, etc.). The brain also controls thought, comprehension, speech and emotion. Injury to the brain, whether the result of severe head trauma or a closed head injury in which there is no fracture or penetration of the skull, can disrupt some or all of these functions. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results mainly from motor vehicle incidents, falls, acts of violence, and sports injuries.


Preventing Falls


Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury involves damage to the nerves within the spinal canal; most SCIs are caused by trauma to the vertebral column, thereby affecting the spinal cord's ability to send and receive messages from the brain to the body's systems that control sensory, motor and autonomic function below the level of injury.



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