Mild brain injury or mild traumatic brain injury is a term that denotes an injury caused to the head by blunt trauma from accidents such as sports related head injuries, accidental fall, motor vehicle accident and others. Although it is termed “Mild”, yet the extent of injury and severity often depends on the long-term consequence of the injury. In most cases, mild brain injuries are left to recover naturally but surveillance is often administered to record any cases of confusion, disorientation or loss of consciousness along with signs of neurological dysfunction, amnesia, headaches, etc. During a sudden head injury, the head strikes a hard surface and the mechanical force that it experiences twists and moves the brain that causes stretching and pulling of the neural cells. This stretching and squeezing of the cells changes their precise balance which can lead to serious physiological damage and cognitive deficits.
Mild brain injury is never caused by stroke or tumors. It is a form of brain damage caused by sudden traumas such as falls or accidents.
While the after-effects of mild brain injury can range from persistent headaches to reduced cognitive functions, it must be understood that the training for brain injury takes can bring about dramatic changes in a very short period of time if it is a mild injury. In the case of severe dysfunction, it would more time but research and clinical experience shows that recovery is very much an actuality