Alternate Names : Concussion, Injury to the Head, Closed Head Injury, Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury
A head injury is defined as any trauma to the head that may or may not injure
What are the causes and risks of the injury?
There are many possible causes for a head injury. Some common causes are
bicycle accidents, automobile accidents, falls, and work-related injuries.
Contact sports, especially football, are another common source of head injury.
Other sports that place a person at risk for head injuries include:
almost any other contact sport
Head injuries are more common in an individual with:
an altered mental state as a result of drugs or disease
difficulty walking because of
arthritis, leg injury, or neuromuscular disease
loss of balance or poor coordination from
aging or disease