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Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Traumatic brain injuries (including concussions) are often the result of everyday events and activities. Falls, vehicle collisions, and sports injuries are common causes. Any outside force or head trauma fast or strong enough to disrupt your brain’s normal function can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Accurate diagnosis and fast treatment of TBI can help you avoid or minimize long-term symptoms and side effects.
Evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Depending on your type of injury and where you go for treatment, you may be evaluated by one of our:
You may also need neuropsychological testing to determine if the TBI has an effect on your memory or cognition (thinking).
Treatment of Moderate & Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries
If you have a moderate or severe TBI, you may need to stay in the hospital.
You may also need inpatient rehabilitation services during your recovery. Depending on your symptoms, rehabilitation may include:
Concussion Evaluation & Treatment
Though some people think of concussions as just a minor injury, they are actually very serious and have the potential to cause long term complications. A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury.
Concussion may be caused either by a direct blow to the head, or after your head and upper body are violently shaken. This can cause your brain to slide against the inside of your skull. The majority of concussions are sports injuries, but they may result from any blow to the head.