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A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can happen if the brain is suddenly shaken inside the skull.
At Dignity Health Central California, our neurologists offer comprehensive care for mild, severe, and life-threatening head injuries. To receive personalized treatment for TBI in Central California, meet with a skilled provider at one of our convenient locations:
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If you or a loved one has experienced a serious traumatic brain injury, call 911 or seek emergency medical attention right away. For cases of mild TBI that require urgent care, use InQuicker to select your estimated arrival time, then wait at home until your time to be seen.
The symptoms of TBI most often come after a head injury. Signs of TBI can include:
There are many reasons why a TBI can occur, but the root cause is a forceful impact to the head. Causes of TBI include:
It doesn’t take much to injure the brain. Even mild jostling of the brain inside the skull can cause neurological issues. In many cases, someone may not even realize there’s a problem if there are no visible signs of injury. This is why you should always see a doctor after any type of head injury.
Treatment for TBI depends on the severity and location of the brain damage. Doctors at Dignity Health Central California specialize in neurocritical care and acute rehabilitation, which may include occupational and physical therapy and psychotherapy. When needed, additional treatment may involve caring for complications from the injury.
Talk with a Dignity Health Central California provider about ways to prevent TBI. We’re dedicated to keeping you and your loved ones safe.
Dignity Health Central California offers emergency care and neurology services for TBI in Bakersfield, and Stockton, CA.