Traumatic Brain Injury
What is TBI?
Traumatic Brain Injuries do not need to be devastating. Mind Health Group is here to help.
A traumatic brain injury, TBI, is a serious condition that can cause permanent disability or even death. In this type of injury, the normal function of your brain is disrupted by a sudden blow or jolt to your head, common with direct head injuries, car accidents, or sports participation. As a result of a brain injury, you can experience short-term or long-term issues affecting your:
- Motor function
- Sense of touch
Traumatic brain injuries can also cause a variety of emotional or behavioral issues, such as aggression, impulse control problems, and changes in your personality.
How are Traumatic Brain Injuries Classified?
Mild TBIs include head injuries causing confusion or a loss of consciousness for less than 30 minutes. These types of injuries include concussions, which are the most common types of TBI that occur from falls or sports. Rest is an important factor in recovery from a mild TBI, allowing the brain time to heal and return to normal function.
In moderate to severe TBIs, you experience a loss of consciousness for longer than 30 minutes. As a result of this type of head injury, permanent nerve damage can develop causing a disability or life-long health complications.
Treatments Traumatic Brain Injuries
The goal of our treatment plan for TBIs is to rehabilitate brain health to help you resume the highest quality of life possible, our clinical staff will create a rehabilitation program to address issues that affect your thinking or behavior, utilizing the latest techniques to assist with issues including:
- Poor memory
- Impulsive behaviors
- Lack of concentration
- Decision-making skills
- Communications difficulties
Our clinical team has over 20 years’ experience working closely with TBI patients and their families. Their compassion and care for those affected by TBIs ensure you receive the highest level of care. We coordinate our efforts with your loved ones, other physicians, and caregivers to ensure you have the resources you need throughout your rehabilitation.
Treatment plans for TBI rehabilitation include a variety of services, such as nutrition, medication management, and language and communication skills.