Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) services offered in Lombard, IL

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

After suffering a minor traumatic brain injury (TBI), half of all patients still have symptoms a month later, and 15% struggle with an array of mental and emotional problems for a year. At Reign-Bow Treatment Center in Lombard, Illinois, the skilled providers specialize in Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy (MeRTSM), a treatment that uses magnetic pulses to restore brain activity, ease your symptoms, and help you return to an active, thriving life. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn if you’re a good candidate for MeRT.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Q & A

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when you sustain a direct blow to your head or when an impact to your body causes a whiplash injury. In both cases, the brain bounces against the skull, causing a range of cognitive, emotional, and physical problems.

A mild TBI, also known as a concussion, can cause brain bruising, nerve damage, and affect your memory and other brain functions. 

Moderate to severe TBIs may result in a skull fracture and serious injuries, such as:

  • Severe brain bruising
  • Bleeding under the skull
  • Bleeding in or around the brain
  • Fluid build-up around the brain
  • Torn or stretched nerves

These injuries may be limited to one area or affect your entire brain.

What symptoms will I have after a traumatic brain injury? 

Mild, moderate, and severe TBIs may all cause the following symptoms:

  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Seizures
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger

You may also be sensitive to light or sounds and have balance problems. 

How are traumatic brain injuries treated?

The primary treatment for a concussion is rest because your brain needs time to heal. If you stay active, you have a higher chance of sustaining a second concussion, which could cause long-term health problems.

Moderate and severe TBIs are initially treated in the hospital. You need close monitoring for secondary injuries that occur in the days after a TBI, like brain bleeding, swelling, and increased pressure inside your skull. 

How can MeRT help after a traumatic brain injury?

When your physician clears you to return to activities (after resting), or you start rehabilitation after leaving the hospital, you can consider MeRT to improve symptoms that hang on long after your head injury heals, including:

  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Cognitive deficits

Your provider performs a quantitative electroencephalogram (qEEG) to identify the precise brain areas that are damaged or not functioning at their optimal level. Then, they use repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to stimulate the injured areas.

The magnetic pulses trigger nerve activity, rebuilding neural pathways and restoring neurotransmitter levels. These changes revitalize your brain, diminish your symptoms, and restore your cognitive health.

Call Reign-Bow Treatment Center or request an appointment online today to learn if you’re a good candidate for MeRT after a traumatic brain injury.

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