Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

What are traumatic brain injury symptoms? The large number of possible traumatic brain injury symptoms makes the injury difficult to really understand.  Having any combination of these symptoms may be indicative of a TBI. Common symptoms include: NEUROLOGICAL SYMPTOMS: Nausea, dizziness, balance, headaches, fatigue, sleep disturbance, musculoskeletal issues such as TMJ, neck and back pain.   SENSORY SYMPTOMS: Pain, altered or absent taste/smell (geusia/olfaction), changes in hearing (e.g. tinnitus), changes in vision (e.g. scanning, perception, reading comprehension).  COGNITIVE SYMPTOMS: Amnesia, inability to speak or understand language, mental confusion, difficulty concentrating, difficulty thinking and understanding, inability to create new memories, or inability [...]

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms2020-01-29T23:25:34-08:00

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 Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (mTBI) The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine defines a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) as:   A patient with mild traumatic brain injury is a person who has had a traumatically induced physiological disruption of brain function, as manifested by at least one of the following:  Any period of loss of consciousness;  Any loss of memory for events immediately before or after the accident;  Any alteration in mental state at the time of the accident (eg, feeling dazed, disoriented, or confused); and  Focal neurological deficit(s) that may or may not be transient; but where the severity of [...]

What Is A Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?2020-01-21T22:38:27-08:00