|Balance After Traumatic Brain Injury|
People with traumatic brain injury (TBI) often have problems with balance. About half of people with TBI have dizziness and loss of balance at some point in their recovery.
|Balance and Dizziness After Brain Injury|
Dizziness and balance problems are common after a brain injury. This can result in problems with movement even when there is no loss of function in the limbs themselves.
Epilepsy is a chronic condition produced by temporary changes in the electrical function of the brain, causing seizures which affect awareness, movement, or sensation. Epilepsy has a close relationship with traumatic brain injury and other brain disorders.
|Evidence-based Guideline for Families and Caregivers: Disorders of Consciousness|
This guideline looked at the evidence mainly for people with a disorder of consciousness lasting 28 days or longer after a brain injury. For these people, health outcomes differ greatly.
|Facts About the Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States|
This factsheet defines and explains the different types of changes in consciousness that can occur after severe brain injury.
|Fall Prevention for Adults|
Falls are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury. This resource has tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping your home safe to help prevent falls.
|Fatigue and Lack of Motivation|
Fatigue is a very common outcome after acquiring a brain injury due to the many tiny sites of damage throughout the brain. It is different to the yawning and sleepy feeling of normal fatigue.
|Fatigue and Traumatic Brain Injury|
Fatigue is a very common problem among all people with TBI. Studies of people with TBI found that between 37% and 98% of them said they had some kind of fatigue.
|Headaches after Traumatic Brain Injury|
Did you know that there are different kinds of headaches and migraines? This article explains what the different types mean for you and your health.
|Headaches and Brain Injury|
Headaches are a common and often persistent problem after acquiring a brain injury. Headaches can arise after damage to different structures both inside and outside the head.
|Hearing Problems After A Brain Injury|
A brain injury can damage both mechanical and neurological processes and result in a variety of hearing difficulties. Accurate diagnosis and treatment are essential.
|Loss of Smell or Taste After Traumatic Brain Injury|
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause problems with smell and taste. Loss of smell is often the cause of loss of taste after TBI.
|Rancho Los Amigos Levels of Cog. Functioning Scale: Guide for Family & Friends|
This guide will give you and your family helpful information about brain injury recovery. It explains how people with a brain injury recover from a cognitive and behavioral point of view.
|Seizures After Traumatic Brain Injury|
Although most people with a TBI will never have a seizure, 1 out of 10 people who were hospitalized after a TBI will have seizures. It’s good to know what a seizure is and what to do if you have one.
|Sleep and Traumatic Brain Injury|
Sleep disturbances and disorders occur more often for persons with brain injury but there are ways to manage these symptoms to promote better sleep and overall health.
|Spasticity and Traumatic Brain Injury|
Spasticity is the uncontrolled tightening (increased muscle tone) caused by disrupted signals from the brain. It is common in persons with severe brain injuries (TBI).
|TBI and Chronic Pain Comic Part 1: Life with Chronic Pain|
This comic details what chronic pain can look life after TBI and some pain management and coping strategies for PWBI.
|TBI and Chronic Pain Comic Part 3: Managing Spasticity|
This comic explains what spasticity is and potential spasticity management strategies.
|TBI and Chronic Pain Comic Part 4: Pain and Anxiety|
This comic explains the relationship that can develop between chronic pain and anxiety and finding ways to deal with it.
|TBI and Chronic Pain Comic Part 2: Co-occurring Injury and Pain|
This comic details the experience of dealing with multiple injuries including TBI and some potential strategies to help adjust.
|Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Pain: Part 1|
This factsheet will help you understand the common causes and symptoms of chronic pain for people with traumatic brain injury.
|Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Pain: Part 2|
This factsheet will explain some of the more common ways people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) manage chronic pain without the use of medication.
|Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & Headaches: A Comic|
This comic strip explains the prevalence of headaches within the TBI population, the types of headaches, and how to manage headaches triggers using a headache diary.
|Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & Sleep: A Comic|
This comic strip explains the effects of TBI on sleep, common sleep disorders, how to get help and what that may look like, and sleep management strategies.
|Vision Problems After Traumatic Brain Injury|
Depending on its location and severity, a TBI can affect your vision by damaging parts of the brain involved in visual processing and/or perception (e.g., cranial nerves, optic nerve tract or other circuitry involved in vision, occipital lobe).