Suffering from a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?
Understanding Brain Mapping and Neurofeedback
If your child has recently hit his or her head you know it is a scary event. What is even scarier is that parents many times do not understand the long-term effects of a minor head injury on their child’s development. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. The impact on a person and his or her family can be devastating.
If you are an adult who has sustained an head injury and has been suffering because of it, there is help for you.
Mild acquired brain injury (MABI) is the most prevalent type of TBI. It is the most elusive also, often being missed at time of initial injury. Although it can be difficult to diagnose at the time of injury over 15% of people with mild TBI have symptoms that last one year or more. Mild brain injury is defined as the result of the forceful motion of the head or impact causing a brief change in mental status (confusion, disorientation or loss of memory) or loss of consciousness for less than 30 minutes. It is caused by changes in brain functioning that may not adjust back to proper levels after the physical injury has passed.
Common Symptoms of Mild TBI
Visual disturbances Memory loss
Poor attention/concentration Sleep disturbances
Dizziness/loss of balance Irritability-emotional disturbances
Feelings of depression Mood changes
Getting lost or confused Slowness in thinking
These symptoms may not be present or noticed at the time of injury. They may be delayed days or weeks before they appear. The symptoms are often subtle and are often missed by the injured person, family and doctors. The person looks normal and often moves normal in spite of not feeling or thinking normal. This makes the diagnosis easy to miss. Family and friends often notice changes in behavior before the injured person realizes there is a problem. Frustration at work or when performing household tasks may bring the person to seek medical care. Call Leigh Brain & Spine if you have or think you might have any of the above symptoms. The early you receive an evaluation and care, the better your outcomes can be. Time is of the essence, call now.