Treatment For Traumatic Brain Injury

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY? In medical terms, there is no single treatment for traumatic brain injury.  There is no single plan that is the same for all Traumatic Brain Injuries.  In fact, there is no medication or surgery that can correct a Traumatic Brain Injury. However, the victim can “re-train” their brain and cognitive functions.   Every TBI is different.  Children are different than adults.  Women are different than men - women have a different bio-mechanical function than men.  In fact, women mature faster than men. Therefore, each incident involving a brain injury requires a unique plan [...]

Treatment For Traumatic Brain Injury2020-01-29T23:42:14-08:00

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