Conditions & Treatments

Sports Concussion Institute » Conditions & Treatment

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Conditions

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)

This injury is typically caused by a blow to the head during an automotive accident, fall, sports injury, or assault, and can range from a mild concussion to severe, permanent brain damage.

Speak with one of our specialists to determine the recommended intervention.

Recommendation
Neuropsychological Evaluation

POST-CONCUSSION SYNDROME (PCS)

Symptoms of post-concussion syndrome can include depression, anxiety, headache, dizziness, sensitivity to noise/light, vertigo, fatigue, memory problems, trouble concentrating, difficulty sleeping, restlessness, irritability, apathy, and changes in personality or appetite. Symptoms can appear minutes, days, or even weeks after a head injury.

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms after experiencing a head injury or trauma, speak with a specialist about options for treatment.

Recommended Treatment Options:
Neuropsychiatry
Headache Management
Chronic Pain Treatment
Vestibular Therapy
Insomnia Treatment
Cognitive Rehabilitation
Psychotherapy

POST TRAUMATIC HEADACHE

Immediate treatment following a concussion is vital, as untreated symptoms can prolong recovery time.

If you are experiencing headaches after having sustained a concussion, reach out to one of our specialists.

Recommended Treatment Options:
Headache Management

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)

Symptoms of PTSD include experiencing intense, disturbing thoughts after a traumatic incident has occurred; reliving a traumatic event through flashbacks or nightmares; having feelings of sadness, fear, or anger after a traumatic event; having strong reactions to smells or sounds associated with a traumatic event; avoiding situations or people that remind you of the event.

Our licensed therapists can help you overcome the challenges associated with traumatic events. We’ll recommend a custom treatment plan, including psychotherapy, to help you feel like yourself again.

Recommended Treatment Options:
Psychotherapy
Neuropsychiatry
Insomnia Treatment
Headache Management

DEMENTIA

Symptoms of dementia include forgetfulness; limited social skills; impaired reasoning interfering with daily functioning; communication issues; difficulty understanding spatial/visual cues (such as getting lost while driving); trouble handling complex tasks; difficulty planning, organizing, or problem-solving.

If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms, book an appointment with us to receive a diagnosis and potential treatment options.

Recommended Treatment Options:
Neurology services
Psychotherapy
Neuropsychiatry

sTROKE

When it comes to the signs of a stroke, it’s important to BE FAST:

  • Balance—including headache or dizziness
  • Eyes—blurred vision
  • Face—is one side drooping?
  • Arms—sudden weakness or numbness, typically only on one side
  • Speech—slurred or strange-sounding
  • Time—call an ambulance immediately

Patients may experience ongoing neurobehavioral symptoms after having a stroke. Make an appointment with us to receive diagnosis and treatment.

Recommended Treatment Options:

Neurology Services
Cognitive Rehabilitation
Psychotherapy

DEPRESSION

Depression can be common following a life-altering injury. Signs of depression can include feelings of sadness/hopelessness; angry outbursts or irritability, especially over small matters; loss of interest in normal activities such as sex, hobbies, or sports; difficulty sleeping; fatigue; reduced appetite/increased weight loss (or increased cravings for food/weight gain); anxiety, agitation or restlessness; sluggish physical movements; feelings of worthlessness or guilt; difficulty making decisions; frequent or recurrent thoughts of death or suicide; unexplained physical problems such as headaches or back pain.

If you, or someone you know, are experiencing any of these symptoms, the Sports Concussion Institute can help.

Recommended Treatment Options:
Neuropsychiatry
Psychotherapy

ANXIETY

As with depression, patients may experience symptoms of anxiety following an injury. Anxiety symptoms include insomnia; rapid heart rate; headaches; trouble breathing; constant feelings of worry; memory issues; overthinking simple tasks; avoidance; excessive sweating; stomach issues; panic attacks; a constant need for reassurance; difficulty concentrating; lack of patience; procrastination.

Speak with one of our specialists today to learn more about how the Sports Concussion Institute can help diagnose and treat anxiety.

Recommended Treatment Options:
Neuropsychiatry
Psychotherapy

Neuropsychological Evaluation

Our team will assess your skills and abilities linked to brain function, such as intelligence, memory, attention, language, perception, sensorimotor functions, executive functions (incl. planning, reasoning, and problem-solving), emotional state, personality, and quality of life.

The assessment takes between 6–8 hours, and can be scheduled across multiple days. Areas addressed are determined by referral questions, the patient’s description of symptoms, and observations made during the administration of the test.

Treatment Options

COGNITIVE REHABILITATION

Cognitive rehabilitation is especially important and effective for patients who have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or stroke. Our doctors and specialists will work directly with you to help relearn the cognitive skills that have been lost. Cognitive rehabilitation therapy considers the personal, emotional, and social impacts of a brain injury, and how it interacts with cognitive functioning.

The goal of cognitive rehabilitation is to help you re-acquire previous cognitive and behavioral skills lost after an injury. Our treatment interventions will help you carry out specific tasks so you can return to the quality of life you enjoyed prior to your injury, or a close approximation of it. The team at Sports Concussion Institute will help provide brain injury education for our patient’s family members and be part of their support system to achieve the best possible outcome.

Used in the Treatment of:

  • STROKE

POST-CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT

Patients may experience depression, headache, brain fog, or other symptoms following a concussion. That’s why we offer treatment plans designed to manage all post-concussion symptoms.

We treat individuals of all ages. We can assess and clinically manage head injuries secondary to sport-induced concussions, automobile accidents, falls, and neurological events such as stroke or hypoxia. Patients with a known or suspected concussion or brain injury will be assessed and treated by our team of knowledgable doctors and other brain injury specialists. Depending on the nature of the injury, treatment may include a combination of headache management, psychotherapy, pharmacological therapy for depression/anxiety, and/or cognitive rehabilitation.

Length and type of treatment are determined by your individual treatment plan, typically delivered in 15–session blocks. Each session runs anywhere from one hour to multiple hours, depending on what might work best for your specific case. Multi-hour sessions are more typical in cases where an injury was severe or requires long-term treatment, accommodations, or rehabilitation.

NEUROLOGY SERVICES

Our neurological team can treat a variety of disorders, including Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and more. You’ll receive an initial consultation to assess immediate concerns, and receive a treatment plan that may include referrals for additional labs or treatment.

Used in the Treatment of:

  • DEMENTIA
  • STROKE

NEUROSURGICAL CONSULTATION

We collaborate with neurosurgery services when needed. Working as a team with other experts in our field allows us to provide the most comprehensive healthcare solutions to address our patients’ neurological concerns.

HEADACHE Management

Our headache clinic, operating under the direction of Dr. Williams, provides time-limited, comprehensive, multidisciplinary pain management services with an emphasis on accurate diagnosis, evidence-based treatment, functional improvement, and efficient disposition.

Dr. Williams is a board-certified neurologist and fellowship-trained pain specialist with interventional and pharmacologic pain management expertise. Dr. Williams recognizes that pain is almost always multifactorial in nature—there are physical, psychological, and social factors that contribute to the patient’s experience of pain. Patients can expect to receive a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and treatment of their particular pain problem.

To be enrolled in the headache clinic, patients must experience the following criteria:

  • Pain, with motivation to improve pain and function.
  • Absence of substance abuse.
  • Ability to participate in a rigorous, onsite program.
  • Absence of severe or untreated mood disturbance or personality disorder.

PSYCHOTHERAPY

Patients experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression could benefit from psychotherapy. Our psychotherapy sessions will enable you to understand your feelings, helping you identify what makes you stressed, anxious, or depressed so that you can cope with difficult situations more easily.

At the CENTER FOR PCS AND PTSD TREATMENT, we provide specialized psychotherapy for patients with neurological conditions. Therapy sessions are conducted with licensed psychologists who are trained to work with patients who are dealing with a myriad of cognitive, physical, and emotional symptoms. It’s common to undergo significant adjustments after experiencing a brain injury, or when experiencing neurological changes. Our structured therapy will allow you to learn more about your moods, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, help empower you to take control of your life, and teach you how to respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills. Family education and support are also provided, as we understand the strain that neurological conditions can put on a patient’s support system.

Used in the Treatment of:

  • TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)
  • POST-CONCUSSION SYNDROME (PCS)
  • POST TRAUMATIC HEADACHE
  • POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
  • DEMENTIA
  • STROKE
  • DEPRESSION
  • ANXIETY
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