Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when the brain is damaged by moving around in the skull after a blow to the head or body. A TBI can be mild (concussion), moderate, or severe. Depending on its severity, a TBI can cause temporary or permanent problems with cognition (attention, memory, and problem-solving), function, sensations, and emotions.
Signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, which may not show for days or weeks after the event, may include:
- Loss of balance or coordination
- Fatigue or sleeping more than normal
- Headache that persists or worsens
- Dilated (enlarged) pupils
- Nausea or vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light and/or sound
- Trouble concentrating
- Anxiety, depression, agitation, or mood changes
- Loss of consciousness
Rehabilitation for a traumatic brain injury requires expertise and compassion. Make an appointment with a University of Miami Health System physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor) today.
Why Choose UHealth?
Multidisciplinary care with teams built around your condition. Our rehabilitation team works closely with neurologists, neurosurgeons, and others to customize your treatment plan. We have special training in brain injuries and offer expertise in neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology. You get a faster diagnosis and better care when we’re all working together for you.
Leading-edge non-surgical and minimally invasive therapies for pain. You have access to the latest approaches to managing pain, including neurostimulation and neuromusculoskeletal ultrasound-guided injections, all in one place.