Complications from Brain Injury

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An overwhelming majority of the traumatic brain injuries that are recorded inside the United States every year are mild brain injuries, like concussions.

An overwhelming majority of the traumatic brain injuries that are recorded inside the United States every year are mild brain injuries, like concussions. However, a small minority are moderate or severe traumatic brain injuries that may result in a number of complications.

When a person suffers a severe brain injury, he may become unconscious and go into a coma. Such a person is not aware of anything, and is unable to respond to any kind of external stimuli. This sort of condition is usually the result of severe damage to all parts of the brain. Persons who are in a coma after a brain injury may emerge from the coma after a few days, into a vegetative state.

A person in a vegetative state has suffered extensive and widespread damage to the brain. In such a state, the person may be unaware of his or her surroundings. The person may open his eyes, but may remain unaware of his surroundings. However, he may be able to open his eyes, and make some sounds.

In many cases, persons who are in a vegetative state can evolve into a minimally conscious state, in which there is severely altered consciousness with some amount of awareness of the environment.

In rare cases, a person who has suffered a brain injury may go into a locked- in state. In this state, the person is aware of his or her surroundings and may be completely awake, but may be unable to respond to external stimuli. These persons may not be able to speak or respond to other people or move the body. However, they may be able to communicate using eye movements.

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