An unexpected fall, blow to your head, or being forcibly shaken can lead to a traumatic brain injury. Any degree of force to your head can cause this neurological condition even when there is no bleeding, bruising, or bump.
Our comprehensive neurological team at Dignity Health Central Coast offers quality care for all degrees of traumatic brain injury. From mild concussions to severe cases, our philosophy of care, dignity, and respect help you heal and aid in your traumatic brain injury recovery.
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Diagnosing Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms at Dignity Health Central Coast
If you have a head injury, you may have symptoms ranging from a slight headache to signs of stroke. Your neurologist will closely monitor your care in order to provide the appropriate treatment to restore your health and well-being.
Neurologists at Dignity Health Central Coast also carefully look for these common signs of traumatic head injury:
- Slurred speech
- Dilated pupils
- Trouble waking up
Following diagnosis, your neurologist will provide the best traumatic brain injury treatment plan to restore your physical, mental, and spiritual health and well-being.
Restoring Your Health with Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment
Depending on the extent of your traumatic brain injury, your doctor will recommend treatment. For mild cases, complete rest can aid healing.
More severe injuries require rehabilitation since you cannot reverse brain damage. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and psychotherapy are traumatic brain injury rehabilitation options your doctor will consider for your healing. Medications also can help manage other complications from your traumatic head injury.
To help safeguard you from head injuries, our neurologists advise you to always wear a seatbelt, helmets while bicycling, and protective sports equipment while engaging in your favorite activities. Take extra care when climbing ladders, wear stable shoes, and, if needed, use a walker for balance.
For quality care following a traumatic brain injury, schedule an appointment for neurological care at Dignity Health Central Coast.
Dignity Health Central Coast’s comprehensive neurological team offers treatment options for traumatic brain injury on California’s Central Coast.