Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain Treatment Center serving Carlsbad, Oceanside, Encinitas, CA, and the surrounding areas

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury services offered in Carlsbad, CA

You expect headaches, dizziness, and memory loss after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), but most people aren’t prepared for emotional and cognitive challenges that may last a year or longer. The exceptional team at BrainCare Performance Center specialize in Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy (MeRT), a highly personalized type of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) that restores optimal brain function and improves long-lasting symptoms after a TBI. Book online or call the office in Carlsbad, California, to talk with their New Patient Coordinator today and learn if you’re a good candidate for MeRT.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A TBI occurs following a blow to your head or after an impact to your body that makes your head snap back and forth (or side to side). Both injuries force your brain to bounce against the skull, damaging the delicate tissues and causing cognitive, physical, and emotional symptoms.

A concussion is a mild TBI, yet it still damages nerves, bruises your brain, and disrupts your cognitive abilities and emotions.  

A moderate to severe TBI may cause a skull fracture and other serious injuries, including:

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

Your brain injuries may affect one area or the entire brain.

What symptoms will I have after a traumatic brain injury?

A mild TBI (concussion) causes one or more of the following symptoms:

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

More severe TBIs cause all of the above symptoms and others, such as difficulty speaking, loss of hearing, loss of bowel and bladder control, and muscle weakness or spasticity.

How are traumatic brain injuries treated?

After suffering a concussion, you need to rest. Avoiding physical and mental activity gives your brain time to heal and prevents a second concussion while the brain is still vulnerable and easily damaged.

Moderate to severe TBIs are treated in the hospital, where you receive intensive care and remain closely monitored for life-threatening complications that occur in the days after a TBI, like brain bleeding and swelling.

How does MeRT treat traumatic brain injuries?

Magnetic e-Resonance Therapy (MeRT) relieves lingering symptoms and restores optimal brain function — after your physician clears you to return to activities or start rehabilitation.

Your BrainCare Performance Center provider begins MeRT by performing a qualitative electroencephalogram (qEEG). They use your qEEG to map your brainwaves and identify abnormal patterns. Unusual brainwaves indicate precise brain areas that aren’t working optimally because of underactive nerves.

Your provider treats those brain areas with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The magnetic pulses stimulate nerve activity, rebuilding nerve pathways and restoring neurotransmitter levels.

MeRT revitalizes your brain function, restores cognitive health, and relieves your TBI symptoms.

Call BrainCare Performance Center today to talk with their New Patient Coordinator and get the details about MeRT treatments for traumatic brain injuries.

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