Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment in Staten Island, NY
Train injuries (TBI) are like all other injuries in that there is a physical injury to the body. However, a TBI goes beyond that. Because the brain not only controls the body, but is responsible for “who we are” as a person-personality, likes, dislikes, how we talk, and what we feel, a traumatic injury of the brain can claim everything about us.
What is a Traumatic Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is any severe injury to the brain. There are two main types of TBI, a mild version, and a severe version.
Mild TBI: With a mild TBI-also known as a concussion-confusion and loss of consciousness occur following the initial injury. Despite initial symptoms lasting under half-an-hour and the typical absence of external injury, a mild TBI can be very serious. Symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury include:
- Memory loss
- Attention deficits/trouble focusing
- Emotional issues (easily agitated, irritability, frustration)
- Mood swings
- Sensitivity to lights/sounds
- Dulling of mental acuity
These symptoms can last upwards of a year and cause significant impairment in day-to-day functioning. Family and friends are usually the first to notice something is wrong. Because there are no outward signs of mood change and memory loss, emergency care doctors may miss symptoms when treating the initial injury.
Manhattan Integrative Medicine
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