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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when the brain is jostled or shaken within the skull. It can be mild to severe.
If you or a loved one has experienced a head injury, visit Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals for complete care. The St. Rose - Stanford Clinics Neurosurgery Program was developed to improve adult and pediatric neurological care in southern Nevada. Find a neurologist at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican with experience in treating traumatic brain injury in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV. Call (702) 616-4900 to speak with someone today.
Symptoms of traumatic brain injury often follow a known head injury. They range from temporary confusion and mild headache to signs of stroke and other severe neurological conditions.
Common signs and symptoms include:
Traumatic brain injury is caused by a forceful and sudden impact to the head. It can occur as a result of:
Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury in people 65 and older and 14 and younger.
Not a lot of force is needed to cause a traumatic brain injury. You can have a traumatic brain injury even if you show no outward signs of injury, such as a bump on the skull, bleeding, or bruising.
Traumatic brain injury can lead to serious neurological consequences.
A person with traumatic brain injury is cared for by a neurologist. Specific treatments vary depending on the extent of brain damage and the location of the injury. A mild traumatic brain injury, such as concussion, may involve resting the brain for a short period (including avoiding minor activities like reading).
Because there is no way to reverse brain damage, treatment for severe traumatic brain injury focuses on rehabilitation. It may include psychotherapy, occupational rehabilitation, and physical therapy. Medical treatment may also require management of complications from the injury.
Promoting a safety-first culture can help prevent traumatic brain injury. To reduce your risk:
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals treats traumatic brain injury in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.