Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Services Offered In Alpharetta, GA

About Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury is defined as a disruption in normal brain function caused by forceful bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body, or from an object that pierces the skull and enters the brain. Board-certified neurologist Dr. Greene specializes in treating mild to severe traumatic brain injuries from motor vehicle accidents, slip-and falls, sports injuries, and other events by focusing on managing your symptoms and preventing the worsening of your injury. You get a personalized care plan that uses medications and other strategies to prevent complications and help your brain heal fully. Call the office to schedule a traumatic brain injury consultation or request an appointment online today.

Traumatic Brain Injury Q & A

When should I seek medical attention for a traumatic brain injury?

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Greene Neurological and Medical Consulting after experiencing any type of head injury, even if you don’t initially have symptoms. Head injuries can occur from unexpected events like falls, sports participation, and auto accidents. Injuries can lead to symptoms like:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Memory problems
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Loss of balance and coordination
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Changes in mood

    If you have experienced more than one TBI, such as while playing sports like football, it is essential to have an evaluation to ensure your health is good and you do not have lingering effects or the potential for long-term damage.

    How is a traumatic brain injury treated?

    Mild brain injuries may require plenty of rest to help your brain heal and over-the-counter medications to relieve pain and other symptoms. Greene Neurological and Medical Consulting carefully monitors your progress and can make recommendations based on your current symptoms and level of functioning. For moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries, Dr. Greene can customize a treatment plan to prevent additional complications, including pain control and seizure prevention, and decreasing your chances of developing blood clots. You may need rehabilitative services to restore your balance and coordination, improve your cognitive function, and ensure you can perform daily tasks to care for yourself. These services may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech/language therapy
  • Vestibular therapy