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Traumatic Brain Injury

Neurology Specialists, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Behavioral and Therapy Services located in Coral Springs, Sunrise and Fort Lauderdale, FL

Traumatic Brain Injury services offered in Coral Springs, Sunrise and Fort Lauderdale, FL

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, occurs when you experience a hard hit to the head during a fall, athletic trauma, or another accident. At The Neurology Institute in Coral Springs and Sunrise, Florida, the neurology team treats patients who’ve experienced one or more TBIs, so you avoid unwanted changes to your personality, cognition, and behavior in the future. Call today to get the necessary treatment for a traumatic brain injury or use the online tool to book an appointment. 

Traumatic Brain Injury Q&A

What is a traumatic brain injury?

Brain injuries don’t always show outward signs, but they are devastating forms of trauma. They can lead to pervasive symptoms that affect a person permanently. You may not even realize that the symptoms of a TBI are due to former blows to the head. 

Traumatic brain injuries include concussions as well as shaking the head that leads to alteration or loss of consciousness. 

What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury often results in a loss of consciousness, but it doesn’t always. Other symptoms include:

  • Headache
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Trouble with attention, concentration, or memory

A severe TBI can lead to a worsening headache, vomiting and nausea, slurred speech, weakness in the arms and legs, agitation, and dilation of one or both pupils. The most severe traumatic brain injuries can result in a coma. 

What are the possible effects of a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury can have lasting impacts on your behavior, mood, and quality of life. This is especially true if you experience more than one in your lifetime. 

The possible effects of a traumatic brain injury include:

  • Poor performance at work
  • Trouble with relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Visual and hearing difficulties
  • Memory problems

The effects of a TBI can eventually lead to devastating consequences, including divorce, unemployment, alcoholism, and even violent behavior.  

Traumatic brain injuries can also happen alongside neck and back injuries as well as joint instability and fractures. 

How do you treat traumatic brain injuries?

About half of severe cases of traumatic brain injuries require surgery to repair or remove ruptured blood vessels or bruised brain tissue. 

If you experience long-term symptoms like trouble with thinking or memory or effects on communication or your senses, the team at The Neurology Institute can help. You’ll receive a customized treatment program that includes physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, neuropsychology, and social support. 

If you or a loved one has symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, seek care from The Neurology Institute. Call today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.