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Advanced Traumatic Brain Injury Services

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is brain dysfunction caused by an outside force, typically a blow to the head. The leading causes of TBI are falls, car crashes, and sports accidents. TBI requires a professional diagnosis, usually through lab tests and imaging. If you have a head injury, seeking professional medical help is critical.

TBI treatment depends on the severity of your injury and ranges from medication to various therapies to surgery. But the first step to recovery and relief is an expert evaluation and diagnosis.

The Head Injury Center specializes in TBI. We use advanced technology to detect even mild and moderate injuries, often seen as “normal” or “negative” by standard CTs and MRIs.

In 2014, the CDC reported:

  • 288,000 TBI-related hospitalizations
  • 52 million TBI-related emergency department visits
  • Unintentional falls and car crashes are the top two mechanisms of injury
  • TBI-related hospitalizations are highest among older adults
  • About 150 TBI deaths each day

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What Causes TBI?

TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe. A concussion is an example of mild TBI. Fortunately, most people completely recover from their TBI.

Common causes of TBI (closed head injury) are:

  • Falls: For adults aged 65+, this is the most common cause
  • Auto accidents: For young adults, this is the most common cause
  • Sports injuries
  • Being struck by an object

Common causes of TBI (penetrating injury) are:

  • Being hit by a weapon
  • A head injury that causes a bone fragment to penetrate the skull
  • A car accident that results in penetrating injury

Some people experience both closed and penetrating head injuries. Natural disasters, car accidents, explosions, and other severe events can cause both types in a single person.

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Symptoms of TBI

TBI symptoms depend on the severity and type of your injury. It’s worth noting that TBI doesn’t always include obvious signs and that symptoms can be delayed.

Mild TBI might include symptoms like:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • A brief loss of consciousness
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Mood changes
  • Trouble with memory, concentration, and attention

Moderate or severe TBI might include symptoms like:

  • Headache that gets worse over time or won’t go away
  • Vomiting and or nausea
  • Confusion, agitation, and restlessness
  • Loss of coordination
  • Trouble waking from sleep
  • Weakness or numbness in arms or legs
  • Seizures or convulsions

Stabilizing a person with TBI and preventing further injury is our top priority. If you have experienced head trauma, Head Injury Center specialists are here to provide a prompt, expert evaluation.

State-of-the-Art TBI Technology

Advances in imaging and evaluation enable skilled specialists to detect mild and moderate TBI that might otherwise be misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed. Standard CT and MRI scans don’t always tell the whole story. Failure to diagnose or an incorrect diagnosis puts patients at risk for further damage and suffering.

At the Head Injury Center, our team uses cutting-edge techniques to ensure a correct diagnosis. The road to relief and recovery begins with expertly-equipped medical professionals offering the specialized support you need.

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TBI Doctor FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Common Traumatic Brain Injury Questions

The three basic levels of traumatic brain injury are mild, moderate, and severe.

The CDC defines TBI as a blow, bump, or jolt to the head that results in disruption in the brain’s normal function. Anyone can experience TBI, but children and older adults are at the highest risk.

A medical professional can help you determine the best treatment for your condition based on type and severity. The first step in your recovery is an accurate diagnosis using the latest in advanced technology.

Microscopic injury to the brain can go undetected by standard MRIs and CTs. That’s why it’s essential to see a TBI specialist who uses advanced neurological diagnostic services.

Neurological exams and imaging tests can indicate TBI when performed and reviewed by a trained specialist.

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