The brain does not have any pain sensors that can create a sensation of pain. One of the most important functions of the brain in the regulation of the body’s vital organs. The brain monitors your heart rate, breathing, circulation, and digestion. It also controls your muscles to make them move, what you remember past events, what you feel, and even how you think.
Traumatic brain injury occurs when the head experiences trauma that causes damage to the brain. A common cause of TBI is a car accident or slip and fall. The brain tissue can bruise, shear, stretch, twist, or compress to varying degrees. Symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury include headache, confusion, nausea/vomiting, dizziness/balance problems, double vision, change in sleep patterns, poor concentration, and memory loss.