Brain injury medicine is a subspecialty of Neurology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation with the primary mission of preventing the complications of TBI, accelerating the pace of recovery, maximizing quality of life and independence, thereby promoting a swift return to occupational activities.
The mission of our team is to bring together relevant information from the fields of brain injury medicine, psychology, neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, and neuro-optometry in order to offer the highest standard of care and treatment options to TBI survivors.
TBI is challenging to manage, thus requiring the combined expertise of various subspecialties & therapy strategies. Teamwork is the cornerstone of our rehabilitation strategy wherein doctors collegially optimize a unique treatment plan for each patient by actively coordinating across their fields of Brain Injury Medicine and related specialties.
Some popular questions about TBI:
What happens after a traumatic brain injury?
Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. More-serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain. These injuries can result in long-term complications or death.
Can TBI symptoms get worse over time?
Can a TBI get worse over time? The short answer is: yes, it can. Every brain injury is different and even though many secondary effects of a brain injury improve with time, others may linger and interfere with rehabilitation. Survivors with long-term effects can often present signs of decline in their recovery process.
How long can a TBI affect you?
Recovery is usually within a 30- to 90-day window, with most people recovering from a concussion within days to weeks.” Possible short-term effects include: Headaches. Light sensitivity.
Can a TBI change your personality?
Behavior changes (also called personality changes) are common for people with a moderate or severe TBI. These changes often occur soon after the TBI and may change across time. The types of changes people have and how long they last depend on where their injury is, how severe it is, and other factors.
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