Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
A blow or impact to the head can damage the brain, resulting in a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. It is estimated that over a million people suffer some level of TBI each year in the U.S., but most recover fully. TBI can be minor, resulting in temporary symptoms of headaches or dizziness. It can also be serious, with permanent or long-lasting disabilities. At Medici Spine & Pain, we offer therapies and treatments for those with TBI at our clinics in the Atlanta area.
The wide scope of TBI injuries makes it difficult to determine which symptoms are the result of a head injury. Some symptoms may display immediately, like a headache, blurred vision or nausea. Others depend on what part of the brain is injured and how severely. Symptoms can vary from cognitive and behavioral to physical impairments and balance. Those who have sustained a TBI may seem to be recovering, but then display new symptoms over time.
Treatments for TBI
For more severe injuries to the brain, therapy and treatment may be needed to help improve certain functions. Physical therapy and physiotherapy can be important to regain muscle movement and control or improve balance. Psychotherapy helps the patient cope with changes to their body and mind. Medication management may also be used to manage certain symptoms. Our team at Medici Spine & Pain will devise a treatment plan for those with TBI, using a multidisciplinary approach to help improve cognitive, physical and behavioral symptoms caused by their brain injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury and need rehabilitation or treatment, contact us at Medici Spine & Pain. We have clinics located in the greater Atlanta area. Contact our practice today to schedule your first visit, and begin exploring the treatment options for recovering from a TBI.