The responsibilities of the brain are extensive and when even the slightest bit of damage occurs, your world can be seriously rocked. From a mild concussion to a traumatic brain injury (TBI), any external force that leads to dysfunction in the brain needs to be addressed immediately and without restrictions or limitations. At McWhorter CNR, we pride ourselves on offering the most diverse treatment options available to support concussions and traumatic brain injuries. No stone will remain unturned when you seek TBI and concussion recovery at McWhorter CNR.
What You Need To Know About Concussions & Brain Injuries
The brain is not incredibly different from any other structure in the body. Repeated injury weakens the overall functionality of anything, which includes the brain. This is why it is so important to treat concussions and other brain injuries quickly and completely.
What Causes Concussions?
The causes of concussions and other brain injuries are relatively simple: impact. It is most common to see these types of injuries come from car accidents, falls, and sports injuries. Ultimately, it comes down to an external force that compromises the brain’s ability to function properly.
What Symptoms Can You Expect With A Concussion Or TBI?
The symptoms of a concussion or traumatic brain injury can vary significantly depending on what specific area of the brain is affected. Obviously different parts of the brain control different behaviors and capabilities, so, for example, an injury to the frontal lobe will present differently than an injury to the parietal lobe. That being said, some symptoms can be expected regardless of the location of the injury or the severity of the impact. Those symptoms include:
- Loss of consciousness
- A dazed, disoriented, or confused state
- Headaches, nausea, and vomiting
- Fatigue and drowsiness
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Loss of appetite
- Trouble balancing
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Trouble concentrating
Often, patients who’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury or have had repeated concussions will find themselves also struggling with symptoms of anxiety and depression as they cope with the recovery process.
A concussion or brain injury may present with any combination of the above symptoms. It is not uncommon to see symptoms vary from person to person or injury to injury, either. Any one of these symptoms can wreak havoc on your lifestyle and wellness. Add to that the lengthy healing process for these types of injuries and you’re sure to want support and guidance from someone who’s walked this road before.
How Does McWhorter CNR Treat TBI And Concussions In Denver?
No two brain injuries are alike. A cookie-cutter approach to TBI and concussion recovery will only take a patient so far. Our approach to TBI and concussion recovery in Denver does away with one-size-fits-all treatment methods. When you come to McWhorter CNR with recovery goals, we look at the specifics of you, your injury, and your lifestyle to develop a treatment plan that encompasses the right combination of approaches to help you achieve your goals. From Neurofeedback to Gyrostim and everything in between, we have all the resources you need to get back to your best life.
Experience TBI And Concussion Recovery In Denver
Whether you’re working through your first concussion, are an athlete who’s suffered through many, or were involved in an accident that’s led to a traumatic brain injury, McWhorter CNR has the resources to support you all the way through your successful recovery.