Medical Testing For A Head Injury Or Traumatic Brain Injury

The medical testing for a head injury or traumatic brain injury includes the following: The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) for Head Injury The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is a neurological scale used to objectively record the conscious state of a person, often by first responders to head injuries to determine level of consciousness.  However, it not that useful after the initial assessment of the injury because brain function fluctuates and changes across time. GCS is also affected by alcohol and drugs.  The GCS is a quick assessment of the level of brain function at a single moment. Unfortunately, the GCS [...]

Medical Testing For A Head Injury Or Traumatic Brain Injury2020-01-29T13:35:12-08:00

What Is A Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic Brain Injury A Traumatic Brain Injury, also known as a TBI, is a trauma to the brain caused by an external force, such as a fall, an assault, or a motor vehicle accident. TBI does not include stroke, aneurysm, insufficient oxygen, poisoning, or infections - these are known as non-traumatic brain injuries.  Many times non-TBI injuries may cause similar deficits as a Traumatic Brain Injury.  Traumatic Brain Injury is frequently referred to as the “silent epidemic” because the problems that result from it often are not visible.  TBI is an injury to the brain characterized by five elements: 1. [...]

What Is A Traumatic Brain Injury?2020-03-28T11:54:45-07:00