Everyone bangs their head from time to time. Although it might hurt and you may get a , there is rarely any damage caused to the . This is because the and the (CSF) protect the brain and keep it safe. Sometimes you can hurt your head more seriously, which we will talk about here.
Head injury means a larger knock or bump to the head. This can be non-, like a small cut to your face or it can be more serious, maybe you broke your nose or were knocked .
Doctors and nurses refer to any injury to the face or head as a ‘Head Injury’.
Acquired Brain Injury or ABI
An ABI means that something happened and you hurt your brain. This can be caused by a serious accident, or .
There are two types of ABI- traumatic brain injury and non- traumatic brain injury and you can read about them in the next sections.