Traumatic Brain Injury
signs of moderate or severe TBI should receive medical attention as soon
as possible. Because little can be done to reverse the initial brain
damage caused by trauma, medical personnel try to stabilize an
individual with TBI and focus on preventing further injury. Primary
concerns include insuring proper oxygen supply to the brain and the rest
of the body, maintaining adequate blood flow, and controlling blood
pressure. Imaging tests help in determining the diagnosis and prognosis
of a TBI patient. Patients with mild to moderate injuries may receive
skull and neck X-rays to check for bone fractures or spinal instability.
For moderate to severe cases, the imaging test is a computed tomography
(CT) scan. Moderately to severely injured patients receive
rehabilitation that involves individually tailored treatment programs in
the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language
therapy, physiatry (physical medicine), psychology/psychiatry, and
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