Different Types of Brain Injury

Brain injuries can stem from a wide variety of sources. While the sources and causes of brain injuries may be diverse, most brain injuries can be categorized in two possible ways. 

The Two Primary Types of Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Traumatic brain injury is an injury to the head and brain usually caused by physical impact. Commonly referred to as TBI, traumatic brain injuries cause damage and dysfunction to the brain, which may be permanent in more severe cases. Read more about this type of brain injury in our Traumatic Brain Injury Page

Anoxic and Hypoxic Brain Injury

  • Anoxic and hypoxic brain injuries are brain injuries characterized by a lack of oxygen being provided to the brain. Read more about this type of brain injury in our Anoxic and Hypoxic Brain Injury Page.