Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) are often used interchangeably. 

Which brings us to these questions:

  • How often do car-accident related TBIs occur?
  • How would you know if you have it?
  • And, is it usually permanent or long-lasting brain injury?

About 80% of TBIs are considered mild (mTBI).

Most are caused from low speed car accidents, and the majority (about 80%) of mTBI improve within 3-6 months with varying degrees permanent brain impairments such as memory loss, depression, anxieties, thought process or cognitive process, irritability, sleep disorder, mood swings, etc..

Long-term, unresolved TBIs are often referred to as:

 “post-concussive syndrome.”

It is always best to get checked out by an injury specialist or a neurologist immediately after your car accident. The sooner TBI treatment begins, the better recovery you will experience.

Injury Treatment Centers of Kansas City is the only clinic in the KC that uses the only FDA cleared machine (EEG/ERP) to test for mTBI.

You can reach us at 816-886-9005.

-Wasse Zafer, DC

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