Have you had head injuries or concussions in the past?
If you have, you may be experiencing cognitive problems, physical problems, and emotional problems. CereScan’s functional brain imaging provides valuable information that can pinpoint and measure the areas of damage. We see more patients with mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries (TBI) than any other disorder.
Many of our patients have had MRI and CT scans that turned out to be negative. In other words, our brain imaging can show the presence of a TBI even when other types of scans do not. Nearly 1.7 million people in the U.S. go to hospitals with a TBI every year. If you have had an injury in the past and you are experiencing persistent symptoms that just don’t go away, you may have a TBI and need to get an accurate diagnosis.
If you have questions, we have answers. Call today to learn more about our diagnostic brain imaging or to schedule an appointment. Call toll-free at 866-722-4806.
DIAGNOSING Traumatic brain injury
If you have had one or more concussions in the past, the cumulative effect of those injuries could be causing symptoms and impacting your quality of life. Symptoms can be both cognitive and physical and may include any number of the following:
- Foggy thinking
- Confusion, disorientation, or feeling in a daze
- Memory issues or loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Difficulty sleeping
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Ringing in the ears
- Trouble speaking
- Convulsions or seizures
- Dilation of one or both pupils
- Loss of coordination or impaired motor skills
- Weakness or numbness in extremities
Finally, even a mild TBI can lead to psychological issues such as nervousness, irritability, depression, and mood swings.
This is the difficulty in diagnosing a TBI. What may look like various psychological disorders and/or cognitive problems to a practitioner may actually be a mild to moderate brain injury. But your provider may not be able to “see” that without the objective evidence provided by SPECT imaging. We take out the guesswork and bring clarity to your personal situation.
It is important to remember that a concussion can occur even if there is no loss of consciousness. The brain does not necessarily fit tightly inside the skull, sometimes causing a “slosh effect” when the head hits a hard object and the brain moves quickly against the bony structures inside the skull. This is frequently what happens to athletes who suffer concussions playing football, soccer, basketball, and other sports.
At CereScan, we have conducted hundreds of brain images of professional and amateur athletes as well as military veterans with head injuries from bomb blasts. Our diagnostic information has proven incredibly useful to treating medical providers who cannot see a brain injury in the clinic. We make these invisible injuries visible.
Getting an accurate diagnosis will allow you to:
- Receive proper treatment
- Get off of any medications that may actually be hurting you rather than helping
- When appropriate, use new medications to manage symptoms
- Provide confirmation (if positive) to you and your family that your symptoms are the result of an injury and not psychological issues
- Better understand your personal condition
Knowing what is really wrong with you is always better than not knowing. Please don’t assume that the problem is simply a psychological disorder. Find out.