Types of Mild Brain Injury
There are two types of concussions; simple and complex.
• Simple Mild Traumatic Brain Injury-this type of concussion is relatively minor and the individual who suffered the head injury gets over the symptoms in 7 to 10 days.
• Complex concussion-with this type of mild head injury the symptoms do not go away and thought processes can be affected. Individuals who suffer numerous concussions are included in this category.
There are also over 40 systems that are used to grade the severity of a concussion. The three that are most commonly used are the Cantu guidelines, Colorado Medical Society guidelines and American Academy of Neurology guidelines. Each grades a minor head trauma on a scale of 1 through III with I being the most mild injury and III more traumatic including loss of consciousness.