Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Treatment in Dallas & Surrounding Areas
Brain injuries may occur with or without a direct blow to the head. This is known as a coup contrecoup injury. The head is rapidly accelerated and decelerated as in a motor vehicle accident. Twisting and rotational forces stretch and sever long-range connecting fibers in the brain. Damage to these fibers disrupts communication between nerve cells and reduces the efficiency of brain function. These brain changes can be difficult to “see” with radiographs, CT or an MRI scan. They can be equally as difficult to find during a medical exam.
A mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is an injury to the brain caused by external forces. Common examples that cause an mTBI are motor vehicle accidents (with or without a direct blow to the head), sports related injuries, falls or explosive blasts. Patients may or may not suffer a loss of consciousness for an mTBI to occur.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) Symptoms
When To See a Doctor
When it comes to mild traumatic brain injuries, it’s important to get proper examinations and an assessment by a doctor sooner rather than later. That’s why it’s important to know what signs to look for to determine if your issues require further investigation.
Consult a physician immediately if you:
- Experience neck or head pain as a result of a physical trauma
- Experience feelings of stiffness or pain within muscles in the head or neck area
- Experience bladder control loss or impairment
- Experience numbness, weakness or difficulty moving your extremities
If you are experiencing pain in the head and/or neck area, contact a doctor ASAP about identifying the causes. Quick and accurate diagnosis has the potential to ensure an appropriate and effective treatment plan.
Why Choose Us
Experienced Surgeons & Specialists
Meet with skillful doctors and nurses to determine the root cause of your issues and implement remedies
At the Comprehensive Spine Center of Dallas, our staff provides patients with quality examinations, efficient assessments, and treatment plans that help them heal and get relief from mild traumatic brain injuries. Our doctors have a proven track record of treating mild trauma brain injuries and they are available to get you the help you need for any pain you might be experiencing as a result. Our team of nurses and administrators keep our patients comfortable and on track to successful treatment for pains, conditions, and other issues.
We also serve the greater Dallas-Forth Worth community at 5 convenient locations in Arlington, Lancaster, Mesquite, North Dallas, and Fort Worth. Our multiple offices allow us to provide valuable treatment services to residents all over the Dallas – Fort Worth area. With an efficient staff and experienced doctors and surgeons, our team has the expertise necessary to deliver you the mTBI treatment system you need to heal properly.
We Accept Most Major Insurance Carriers
CSC works with a wide range of approved insurance carriers. If you don’t see your insurance plan here or aren’t sure if your specific plan is included, please call us for more information.
If you don’t have insurance, please call (214) 241-1427 ext. 317.
Additional Symptom Information
mTBI are commonly misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all. People many times do not even know they have an MTBI. The patient feels off, confused, anxious, agitated, sleep poorly, memory is poor, appetite is decreased but does not know why. At the Comprehensive Spine Center of Dallas, we are experts in the treatment of MTBI.
How Do I Treat an mTBI?
Some people recover without any formal treatment, however, if symptoms persist, you may be recommended additional treatment options, such as:
- Medication may be prescribed for specific symptoms. Your doctor will discuss all of your symptoms with you and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
- Rehabilitation of the brain with I-PAS® technology, oculomotor training, and home exercise, may also be recommended for continued symptomatology.
- Other treatment options typically include physical and mental rest.
- Most mTBI patients will experience symptom resolution with time and appropriate treatment.
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