Every year, millions of people in the U.S. suffer from brain injuries. More than half of all head injuries are considered traumatic and can result in permanent damage to the brain if not treated properly early on. Injuries to the head should be taken very seriously, as symptoms most often do not present themselves for weeks or even months at a time.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI’s, can occur as either a bump, blow, or jolt to the head and cause significant jarring of the brain. What makes traumatic brain injuries worse than normal head injuries is the severity of the damage. A majority of the time, significant concussive forces cause these injuries such as in car accidents or a steep fall. This is why concussions are almost always synonymous with traumatic brain injuries.
It is important to note that mental health symptoms from severe brain injuries may not start to show up until months after the accident has occurred. This is why it is important to get a mental evaluation performed soon after the trauma happens so that you can determine if any irregularities are developing.
The common symptoms that are indicative of a traumatic brain injury include:
- Constant headaches
- Seizures or convulsions
- Slurred speech
- Numbness, pins and needles sensation
- Dilated pupils (a normal sign of concussion)
How We Treat Those Affected By Traumatic Brain Injuries
Getting symptoms of a severe head injury under control requires a measured approach to treatment. This is why we provide personalized cognitive assessments followed by appropriate and proven therapeutic/medicinal interventions in order to help you manage symptoms properly.
Conditions such as depression, anxiety, and even bipolar disorder can begin to take root after an injury occurs, which is why we encourage seeking help early on. We strive to help provide patients with rehabilitative therapy and personalized treatment methods that we design uniquely based on each patient’s evaluation. If you or your loved one have recently experienced a traumatic head injury, don’t wait until the symptoms progress and get the help and treatment that you deserve.