Whether you are involved in a car accident or you have sustained a head injury in the workplace, while engaged in a sport or during any other activity, Advanced Spine & Rehab will work side-by-side with you as you work toward restoring your live to as much normalcy as possible. But, what is a Traumatic Brain Injury and how can it be treated?
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, is an injury to the brain that occurs suddenly. A TBI typically occurs after there has been some sort of a jolt, bump or blow to the head. It can also occur as the result of a penetrating injury when an object actually penetrates through the skull.
What are TBI Symptoms?
The symptoms of a TBI can vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury. These symptoms can range from physical to psychological effects. In addition, some symptoms may occur immediately while others may not appear for days or weeks. Some physical symptoms commonly associated with a TBI include:
- Loss of Balance
- Speech Problems
Some psychological and behavioral issues associated with TBI include:
- Concentration issues
- Depression or anxiousness
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feelings of being dazed or disoriented
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Temporary loss of consciousness
How is a TBI Treated?
The treatment options for a TBI depend on the type and severity of the injury. Some methods of treatment include:
- Medication, including anti-seizure drugs, coma-inducing drugs and diuretics
- Surgery, including removing clotted blood, repairing skull fractures and opening a window in the skull to relieve pressure
- Rehabilitation, which may include working with a physiatrist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech and language therapist, neuropsychologist or a social worker
To learn more about treatment options, contact Advanced Spine & Rehab today!