Tracking the numbers for TBI is like trying to hit a moving target. Nevertheless, the numbers we do have from the CDC paint a compelling picture. Relatively speaking TBI / concussion is a serious public health problem — and the numbers are drastically under-reported.
TBI In the USA
Each year, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The severity of a TBI may range from “mild” to “severe”.