Nearly 300,000 people are hospitalized for traumatic brain injury (TBI) annually. At Medicus Spine & Joint in Brunswick, Georgia; Mount Pleasant and Bluffton, South Carolina; and Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida, a group of esteemed TBI specialists offers comprehensive care, including evaluations and ongoing support. Book your evaluation now by calling the nearest office or clicking on the online scheduling feature.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury occurring after sudden trauma causes brain damage. Every TBI is unique, with widely-varied symptoms. Symptoms can appear right after the traumatic incident but could also take days or even weeks to start.
TBIs can occur in many ways, but the most common non-fatal cause is falls, comprising 35% of all TBIs. Motor vehicle accidents and blows to the head are the next most common causes of TBI.
Some of the most common symptoms of a TBI are:
Severe TBIs can cause more intense symptoms alongside other issues like repeated loss of consciousness and seizures.
Because TBI symptoms aren’t always apparent immediately after the traumatic event, it’s crucial to schedule a TBI assessment after any trauma.
A TBI assessment evaluates your brain to determine whether you have a TBI. You’ll have tests to check your:
You may also need imaging tests, like CT or MRI scans, to check for severe problems like brain bleeds.
Medicus Spine & Joint offers patients comprehensive TBI support. In addition to timely TBI evaluations following injuries, they stay up-to-date on the latest brain injury research and treatment options to provide you with the best resources and supportive care throughout your recovery.
You’ll receive customized recommendations to help you heal after your diagnosis. In most cases, rest is the most critical thing during your recovery.
Depending on the severity of your TBI, you may need medications such as anti-seizure drugs to prevent seizures in the week following your injury. Most people who suffer a TBI need rehab, including physical and occupational therapy, to grow stronger and relearn the things they may have forgotten.
If you or a loved one experiences a fall or blow to the head, schedule your TBI evaluation at Medicus Spine & Joint now. Click the online scheduler or call the office nearest you for expert guidance.