Individual TBI symptoms are typically influenced by the severity of the TBI, the elapsed time since the injury, and many other factors. Those symptoms can include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Fatigue and drowsiness
- Headache, nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty sleeping
- Confusion, poor memory or concentration, irritability or mood changes
- Dizziness, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, balance problems
- Difficulty with normal functions such as paying bills, work tasks, household chores, etc.
If someone you know has experienced a concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), it’s important to have them evaluated by an experienced clinician. Dr. Tracy’s specialized training qualifies him to medically diagnose and pharmacologically manage care for patients throughout all stages of the concussion recovery process. He utilizes a multidisciplinary treatment team of providers with the passion, training, and experience in TBI/concussion care to expertly guide patients through the intricate brain injury rehabilitation process.
Concussions and traumatic brain injuries occur when an abrupt movement (like whiplash) or blow to the head causes damage to the brain. Whether it occurs in a motor vehicle accident, an accidental fall, or a sports injury, the neurons and blood vessels within the brain are damaged by a sudden jolt or traumatic impact to the head.
A concussion is a form of brain injury. It involves a short loss of normal brain function following a hit to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Symptoms of a concussion may not start right away. They can occur days or weeks after the initial impact. Time and rest is very important to allow the brain to heal.
The symptoms of a concussion typically resolve rather quickly, while the symptoms of a TBI generally persist. TBI symptoms can vary significantly depending on which part of the brain was affected. Individual TBI symptoms are typically influenced by the severity of the TBI, the elapsed time since the injury, and many other factors.
Contact us if you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms resulting from a concussion or TBI. Our team will develop a customized treatment plan designed to support your optimum recovery.