Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment
We take a unique approach to Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment. Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. TBI occurs when a sudden trauma damages the brain. TBI is also be called mild traumatic brain injury, an acquired head injury, or simply a concussion.
Traumatic Brain Injury is caused when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, when the head is powerfully jolted or shaken, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Brain tissue damage on MRI or CAT scan is not required to be diagnosed with a TBI.
HOW IS IT DIAGNOSED?
The easiest way to diagnosis a TBI is with the history. The description of the injury and the symptoms usually give way to the diagnosis of a mild traumatic brain injury. To diagnosis physiological (functional) problems resulting from a TBI the patient should have a very complete and comprehensive bedside Neurological Examination. Most patients do not receive a Neurological examination, and this will decrease their success with therapy in many cases. MRI and CAT scans can pinpoint actual tissue damage in the brain if necessary.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY TREATMENT AND THE PROBLEM
TBI disorders defy conventional physical therapy or occupational therapy care to reach maximum improvement after a TBI. Because of the complexity of the brain and its physiology (function), a physician or therapist treating TBI’s should be highly trained in NEUROLOGY. The PROBLEM with treatment in most TBI cases is due to physicial therapist and occupational therapist only receives 3-6 credit hours of Neurology in their training. Most Medical Physicians and patients are not aware of this fact. OBVIOUSLY, this is not enough to help the patient with a TBI reach maximum improvement. Therefore the quality of their lives are compromised and in many cases told they have to live with various neurological disabilities.
IF YOU ARE READING THIS WEBPAGE…
Then you probably have not responded well to traditional physical or occupational therapies for you TBI, your improvement has come to a standstill, or you are no longer satisfied with your present care.
WHAT TO DO
Go to the patient resource section of this website and fill out the “take self test” questionnaire. Then submit the test and I will personally call you and discuss your TBI condition and symptoms. OR, Call today at 502-296-3581 and make an appointment with Dr. Furnish to find out how you can further improve your care and life from your injuries.
Most of all DO NOT GIVE UP HOPE. There is HOPE! Functional Chiropractic Neurology restores hope in many cases where hope has been lost.
I also practice concussion therapy for other severity levels of injury. Call Today to Discuss Your Functional Chiropractic Neurology Health Issues in Louisville, KY.