According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were approximately 2.87 million traumatic brain injury (TBI) related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in the US. Eight-hundred and thirty-seven of these health events were among children. Concussions — often occurring from sports injuries — are the largest cause of TBI among children. The CDC has found that fifteen percent of high school students reported at least one concussion in the previous year.
NeuroPerformance Brain Center always urges people who suspect they have a concussion or another type of TBI to see a healthcare provider immediately. In the event that you have suffered from a traumatic brain injury and are working through recovery, our center offers brain training in Denver using our GyroStim technology, which has helped many of our patients recover from concussions and other TVIs. Learn more about GyroStim and contact our center today to set up an appointment.
In today’s blog we’ll be providing you with basic information about traumatic brain injuries — including symptoms, recovery, and prevention — as well as the ways in which GyroStim helps patients in the recovery process.
A traumatic brain injury is a serious injury that results in death and disability for thousands of people each year in the United States. These data and statistics about TBI come from the CDC show trends from 2006-2014.
Concussions are one type of traumatic brain injury. Concussions are a serious medical condition, but vary in severity. Here are a few statistics concerning concussions taken from UMPC Sports Medicine:
NeuraPermance Brain Center in Denver can advise you on concussion tests, concussion treatments, and how GyroStim therapy can help.
Every traumatic brain injury is unique, but there are some common symptoms to look out for. Symptoms fall into four categories: thinking/remembering, physical, emotional/mood, and sleep. If you’ve suffered a head injury, carefully monitor yourself — and ask others to look our as well — for the following symptoms:
If you or someone else receives a blow or jolt to the head, then you should take them to the emergency room immediately. Severe danger signs include repeated vomiting, slurred speech, convulsions, and loss of consciousness.
Recovery rates from concussions vary from person to person. Children with concussion symptoms can usually recover within a couple of weeks, but sometimes symptoms last for a month or even longer. GyroStim therapy can help both children and adults recover from concussions and other TBIs.
If you choose to work with the NeuraPerformance Brain Center in Denver, your therapist will consult with you about the recovery process. Generally, recovery from traumatic brain injury follows these four steps:
Some people, particularly athletes who have suffered multiple concussions, may have post-concussive syndrome. If this is the case, symptoms will last longer or may get worse after returning to regular activities. If this is the case, you can continue with brain training and GyroStim while working with medical provider.
We specialize in brain health, recovery, and brain training. Our state-of-the-art neuraperformance brain center in Denver specializes in enhancing sports performance and helping people recover from traumatic brain injuries. We also perform baseline concussion testing and vestibular therapy using GyroStim technology. Let us work to help you find relief from your TBI symptoms. Schedule an appointment today!