Concussions, TBI, and Head Injury Evaluations

Keep your noggin’ safe with Pro-Care! We use comprehensive testing to diagnose you and get you the best possible head injury treatment, whether it is from a fender bender or major collision.

Who Needs to Be Evaluated?

Car accidents victims, weekend warriors, young athletes, or employers where head injuries could occur need to get peace of mind. Any time you hit your head, there could be a potential for a traumatic brain injury.  At Pro-Care, we offer an extensive evaluation using an innovative brain scan and testing platform to measure brain activity.

Concussion care is essential to you and your loved one’s health, and there’s several different head injury treatments and protocols. After a concussion from a car accident, proper diagnoses and timely head injury treatment is key to ensuring recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Approach To Head Injury Treatment

We take car accident injuries seriously, especially when it comes to your head. For minor head injuries with concussion-like symptoms, we administer a brain scan test shortly after an injury occurs. Additionally, our trained neuro specialist determines head injury severity and works closely with our medical providers to determine proper concussion management and head injury treatment.

Brain Scan Testing

Our brain scan platform utilizes a mixture of neurocognitive tests and an electroencephalogram (aka EEG) to test electrical activity in the brain. No poking, no prodding, it’s a non-invasive, pain-free tool to track and record brain wave patterns. The EEG uses sensors called electrodes to measure the electrical impulses in your brain. Ultimately, those electrical impulses equate to an objective measurement of brain activity. The data from the elctrodes is collected via a computer and helps us detect peotential problems and help direct head injury treatment.

Accident Head Injury Treatment Assessment

After reviewing memory capacity, reaction time, and speed of mental processing indicators from the brain scan platform, our medical provider will discuss the next steps for concussion treatment. They may determine if additional exams, imaging or labs are needed.

What Causes a Head Injury in a Car Accident?

There are several causes of TBI head trauma in a car accident. Most often head impact with another object such as the dash, steering wheel, or window can cause violent injury resulting in bruising and concussion. At fast speeds, debris that is thrown around during a crash can cause serious injury to the head and brain.

Signs & Symptoms of TBIs,  Concussions, & Head Injuries

If you’re wondering if you’ve suffered a TBI then you need to check for signs of damage. The most common TBI symptoms include headaches, bleeding around the head, blurred vision, memory problems, dizziness, and nausea. There are also some less common symptoms that may occur: double vision, loss of balance, and sensitivity to light.

Frequently Asked Questions

A head injury, which often may be classified as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), can occur as a result of any force or impact against the skull. Common injuries are a result of falls or car accidents. The severity of the head injury depends on many factors. For example, the rate of speed, force, vehicle design, and the victim’s demographics (age, weight, previous head injuries, etc.). 

The CDC defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury.

Car accidents and unintentional falls are the most common factors resulting in head injury hospitalizations, according to the CDC. When the skull strikes an object (ie. steering wheel, air bag, windshield, door frame), a head injury (minor or major) may have occurred. Often times, the sheer force of accident can cause a traumatic brain injury where the brain collides with the interior of the skull.

Depending on the nature of the accident, head injury treatment varies. In severe accidents where blunt force trauma is evident, emergency treatment (imaging such as MRIs, CT Scans plus neurological evaluations and treatment) will be done. Traumatic brain injury treatment protocols to help evaluate and diagnose head injuries, including concussions, rely on evidence-based medical standards. For minor head trauma, reducing bright light, screen exposure, and activities that may be prone to additional injuries may be recommended. In addition, general pain management and neuro-cognitive therapy may also be recommended for treatment.

Head & Brain injuries are serious and can lead to death if not treated quickly. In car accidents, these are some of the worst types of injuries and should be assessed and treated immediately. Even if a person survives, there can be lingering effects like headaches, memory-loss, and speech or vision impairment. Your brain is a very important organ in your body, so take any head injury seriously!

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