BRAIN INJURY BASICS
Brain injuries fall into one of two categories: traumatic injuries or acquired. Traumatic injuries are often the result of some sort of impact. Concussions, contusions, and penetrative injuries are all considered traumatic. Acquired injuries are the result of oxygen deprivation. Like every other part of your body, your brain needs oxygen in order to function. Long amounts of deprivation can lead to the death of cells in the brain.