For Your Traumatic Brain Injury
Your skull is a powerful part of your body. Like a natural helmet, it protects your brain, shielding you from harm. But as amazing as it is, it’s not foolproof. A sudden head trauma like a car accident, fall, or sports-related collision can lead to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). If this happens, it’s important to stay calm and know that help is near.
AdventHealth is here to support you. Our vast network of compassionate and experienced neurology experts will diagnose and treat your TBI with a whole-person approach to care. This means that we’ll work with you one-on-one, making sure you’re on the right path to wellness now and long after you leave the hospital.
For a Stronger Tomorrow
- Diagnosing Your TBI With Care and Accuracy
A bump on the head is a normal part of life. But sometimes, it can be more serious. Brains bleed and bruise differently than the rest of your body — when the injury is encased inside your skull, it's impossible to see bleeding and difficult to know when it’s time to get help. The head trauma specialists at AdventHealth are here to guide you. If you have any strange symptoms, like a headache that won’t go away, excessive vomiting, or a seizure, it’s important to seek treatment for traumatic brain injury. Serious TBIs left untreated can lead to complications, seizures, and sometimes personality changes. Come to us. We’ll start with a physical exam and discuss your injury. Depending on your symptoms and the trauma, we may also use other tests to confirm a TBI diagnosis, including:
- CT Angiography or MR Angiography
- CT Scan
If you’re unsure whether you have a TBI, contact us. Traumatic brain injuries can be serious and lead to issues later in life, so rely on us to take stock of your condition and put you on a path to wellness.
- Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries and Head Trauma
Occasionally, you'll have a headache. But if you start experiencing strange symptoms after a fall or head trauma, it's time to find answers. Our compassionate and experienced network will help you understand what’s going on in your brain. It starts with understanding your symptoms. TBI symptoms can include:
- Convulsions or Seizures
- Dilated Pupil(s)
- Excessive Sleep or Inability to Wake from Sleep
- Loss of Consciousness
- Loss of Coordination
- Persistent Headache or Headache That Worsens
- Sensitivity to Light or Sound
- Vomiting or Nausea
These symptoms could indicate a mild, moderate, or severe head trauma. These could be closed injuries that are caused by movement of the brain in the skull or penetrating injuries caused by sharp objects. However serious, we want to understand it first, so we can provide the comprehensive, compassionate treatment for traumatic brain injuries you need. Common brain injuries our network of hospitals treat include:
- Concussion, an Injury to the Whole Brain
- Contusion, a Bruise on One Part of the Brain
- Scalp Wounds
- Skull Fractures
- Advanced Traumatic Brain Injury Treatments
Your brain is the part of your body that houses you — your personality, your knowledge base, your memories, the way you think, the things that matter to you. Protecting your head means protecting your "you-ness." So, when it comes to a traumatic brain injury, you need immediate and comprehensive treatment.
Following a quick and accurate TBI diagnosis, we’ll work with you to create a personalized plan of care. If your head trauma is more serious, our team of expert neurology professionals will work quickly. Your brain controls your entire body. That means we’ll provide a whole-person approach treatment for your TBI, nurturing you emotionally and spiritually as well as physically. Treatment for a traumatic brain injury might include:
- Emergency Stabilization
- Lots of Rest, Especially for Mild Concussions
- Medication Like Diuretics, Anti-Seizures, and Coma-Inducing Drugs to Prevent More Damage
- Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers to Ease Headache Pain
- Rehabilitation, Including Occupational, Physical, and Psychological for Long-Term Care
- Surgery to Remove Clots, Repair Fractures, or Reduce Pressure on the Brain
If surgery is a part of your treatment path, trust in AdventHealth to use the most minimally invasive techniques for safer procedures and faster recovery times than traditional open surgeries. TBIs and their long-term effects can interrupt your life. We want to do everything in our power to get you on a path to wellness that extends far into the future.