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Traumatic Brain Injury


Traumatic Brain Injury occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. An injury can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.

Other symptoms of a head injury include:

  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision or tired eyes
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Fatigue or lethargy
  • A change in sleep patterns
  • Behavioral or mood changes
  • Trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking

A person with a moderate to severe head injury may experience any of the above mentioned symptoms in addition to the following:

  • A headache that gets worse or does not go away
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions
  • An inability to awaken
  • Dilation of pupils
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness
  • Loss of coordination
  • Confusion and agitation

Learn More About Traumatic Brain Injuries at Mercy Gilbert

Our emergency services department works closely with our neurologists to care for patients with traumatic brain injuries. For more information about our neurology services or to find a neurologist, please call 480.728.5414, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and we would be happy to help you find a professional to fit your needs.