Nova Scotia residents might not be aware of the extent to which traumatic brain injuries has become a public health issue in not just their particular province but also the country at large. Authorities state that the prevalence of documented cases of traumatic brain injury in Canada has reached 'epidemic proportions." In general, a traumatic brain injury is a non-congenital injury resulting from an external force that impacts the brain so as to alter its functions.
Statistics indicate that young adults constitute the bulk of incidents involving brain injuries. Reportedly, men are two times as likely as women to suffer a brain injury, and fatal bike accidents are often attributed to brain injuries.