Why am I so clumsy after a traumatic brain injury?

Because traumatic brain injury damages parts of the brain, TBI can impair the functions the brain regulates. Some people with TBI have problems with vision, which affects balance and walking. Others have difficulty identifying or recognizing items, which can lead to falls or bumping into objects. Many people with TBI have problems with movement, causing them to be unsteady in walking, sitting or even standing. After suffering traumatic brain injury, some people can no longer play sports or recreational activities such as baseball, soccer, golf or tennis because of lack of coordination.

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