Research Brief – Traumatic Brain Injury

Treating traumatic brain injury

Impact of TBI

In the United States, approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) annually and 1 in 3 injury-related deaths involve a TBI.1
Although most TBI is considered mild (usually concussions), research shows that 20–50% of patients still experience limitations 3–12 months after the injury, including fatigue, headaches, the inability to maintain previous workloads, and behavioral issues.2–4 TBIs occur when an external force causes damage to the brain, often from an accident or trauma.