Traumatic Brain Injury
TBI is a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, jolt or blow to the head from sports, car accidents or other trauma.
Brain dysfunction symptoms can be immediate or delayed, which include headaches, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, drowsiness, problems with speech or dizziness. Others include loss of consciousness, dazed, confusion, memory issues, mood changes, depression, anxiousness, difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual.
There are new diagnostic MRI's available:
1) Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) which allows the radiologists to visually track the nerve fibers to see if there are any disruptions due to TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). The images represent both the white matter of the brain and it's path based on the fiber tracking.
2) Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI) is a high resolution structural MRI technique which is highly sensitive for blood, iron, and calcium deposits in the brain. It also helps determine potential brain lesions.
This technique is commonly used to help determine MTBI (Mild Traumatic Brain Injury), stroke, post concussion syndrome, and DAI (Diffuse Axonal Injury) which is a form of TBI.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy
Live Blood Cell Analysis