Those suffering from a traumatic brain injury, or the family members of a victim of a TBI, understand the seriousness of the neurological damage. They live daily with a physical, cognitive, and emotional impairment that diminishes the victim’s quality of life.
Understanding a brain injury is an important first step in getting help and finding treatment. People assume that you must have an impact to the head to develop a TBI. This is not true. A force such as a whiplash-type injury can cause injury to the brain. At Affiliated Healthcare Centers, we have the best Physicians and the latest technologies to properly diagnose and treat TBIs.
If you or a loved one are experiencing one or more of the following you may find it appropriate to seek a neurological test with our medical team to uncover and treat a potential TBI:
- Memory problems
- Difficulty concentrating
- Mood swings
- Loss of balance
- Double/blurred vision
- Difficulty sleeping
- Sensitivity to light
- Sensitivity to sound
- Slowed reaction time
- Brain fog
- Easily agitated
Neurological Testing for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Our neurologist will perform a neurological exam — checking for mental status, speech, balance, reflexes, and vision for indications of a mild TBI or a more severe brain injury.
Neuropsychological testing can help determine the areas of the brain that are impacted by a TBI and how these impairments are impacting your day-to-day functioning. More importantly, testing can also determine how other factors (e.g. anxiety, depression, stress) impact your cognitive functioning.
We offer traumatic brain injury rehabilitation protocols aimed at alleviating symptoms. Different modalities are prescribed by the neurologist to improve the patient’s quality of life.
The Most Advanced Imaging is Needed to Determine Brain Abnormalities for TBI or Concussion
Diffusion Tensor Imaging, also known as DTI, is an MRI-based technique that can locate specific brain inconsistencies invisible to a standard CT scan. The DTI is designed to more accurately determine brain abnormalities that arise after a TBI or concussion.
DTI is currently the preferred neuroimaging tool when it comes to evaluating a TBI or concussion. We are the only clinic in South Florida with an In-House MRI scanner that is capable of DTI Imaging.