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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

About TBI

The most common causes of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are falls, blunt accidental trauma, motor vehicle accidents and assault. After an injury, certain parts of the brain may not work optimally. The full effects of a brain injury may not appear for months or even years and typically depend on the severity and the number of brain injuries, as well as the time in between the injuries. ​​

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TBI treatment

Sometimes, severe head injuries cause bleeding on the brain that requires immediate surgery. In certain cases, the injured person will be watched closely and taken for surgery only if injuries become worse. Minor head trauma may need little treatment beyond pain control.

Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of head trauma and personal preferences.

Traumatic brain injury treatment options may include:​

  • Surgery
    • Craniotomy​
  • Medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech pathology
  • Clinical trials​ (when appropria​​te)

Specialized cente​​rs

We provide a full range of diagnostic services for traumatic brain injuries at locations that are convenient for you.

  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Dallas

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Dallas

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Dallas is one of only 16 facilities nationwide designated as a model system of care for patients with traumatic brain injuries by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

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