Brain injury is more accurately known as traumatic brain injury or TBI. This kind of injury causes an alteration in brain functions and is a result of an external force. Studies have shown that individuals who are more than 70 years old have the highest rates of traumatic brain-related injury and require hospitalization. Brain injury can be classified by doctors as mild, moderate or severe as well as the severity of the symptoms and how long unconsciousness, if any, lasts.

Signs and symptoms

  • Altered sleep patterns
  • Changes in emotions
  • Tinnitus
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Difficulty retaining new information
  • Disorientation and confusion
  • Inability to recall what happened (before and after the accident)
  • Unconsciousness

Note: these are just a few signs and symptoms provided for informational purposes. Do not attempt self-diagnosis based on this list.


For mild or moderate brain injury cases, the injury can be managed with either at-home monitoring or a short hospital stay for observation. Various therapeutic interventions would also be part of a treatment plan in order to help TBI symptoms and facilitate recovery. If necessary, outpatient rehab will be recommended. Patients who are affected by more serious traumatic brain injuries require immediate medical attention and specialized hospital care. Inpatient rehabilitation for such injuries can last for months.

Northern Neurology Specialties, Dr. Jill Bressler – Experts You Can Trust for Brain Injury Treatment

At Northern Neurology Specialties, Dr. Bressler’s vertical approach to maintain neurological stability and quarterback your case with other referring subspecialties assures a comfortable step-by-step, multidisciplinary process for patients and family members. Our goal is to provide you with the an individualized treatment plan tailored to your medical, physical and psychological recovery needs.

Contact us today to talk to a specialist and let us help meet all your neurology needs.