Overview of 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 be working optimally. The full effects of a brain injury may not appear for months or even years and typically depends on the severity and the number of brain injuries as well as the time in between these injuries.
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. Options may include:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Pathology
Clinical Trials (when appropriate)
Specialized Centers for TBI Care
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.