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Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment

Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment services offered in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Lake Worth, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Panama City and Miami, FL, Brunswick, Savannah and Pooler, GA and Bluffton, Greenville and North Charleston, SC

When you have a head injury, you need a traumatic brain injury (TBI) assessment to determine the severity and necessary treatment. At Medicus Spine & Joint, the well-known experts provide TBI assessments at offices in Brunswick, Georgia; Mount Pleasant and Bluffton, South Carolina; and Gainesville, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville, Florida. Call the office nearest you today or schedule an appointment online. 

Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment Q & A

What is a traumatic brain injury assessment?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) assessment is an evaluation of a head injury. Any type of head injury is serious and requires a thorough examination to determine the severity of the injury and reduce your risk of complications.

Medicus Spine & Joint provides the latest in brain injury research, treatment options, resources, and information on local support services. 

They provide TBI assessments to get a baseline evaluation of the severity of your head injury so they can provide the treatments and tools necessary to heal your injury and prevent additional health problems.

Who needs a traumatic brain injury assessment?

Anyone with a head injury needs a TBI assessment. Head injuries are common following a car accident or a severe sports injury. 

With a TBI, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Confusion
  • Blurry vision
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Irritability
  • Balance issues
  • Loss of consciousness

These symptoms may appear right away or several days after the injury. You don’t have to lose consciousness to have a head injury. 

What happens during a traumatic brain injury assessment?

Your provider at Medicus Spine & Joint explains the details of your traumatic brain injury assessment at your consultation. Your assessment may include:

Doctor evaluation

Your doctor first asks questions about your injury and how it happened. They also ask if you have a history of a previous TBI. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury. 

Imaging tests

After your evaluation, your provider at Medicus Spine & Joint may request imaging tests such as an MRI or CT scan to evaluate your skull and brain to look for signs of damage.

Neuropsychological assessment

The purpose of the neuropsychological assessment is to evaluate how your TBI affects your thinking.

Balance assessment

You may experience problems with balance following a traumatic brain injury. Your provider at Medicus Spine & Joint assesses your balance and uses the results as a monitoring tool for your injury. Your balance improves as your brain heals.

What happens after a traumatic brain injury assessment?

After your TBI assessment, your provider at Medicus Spine & Joint makes recommendations to support your healing. This might include rest and activity modifications. 

They schedule regular follow-up exams to reassess your injury and adjust your treatment plan. They may refer you to specialists if your injury is severe.

Call Medicus Spine & Joint or schedule your traumatic brain injury assessment online today.