As a leading provider of services for traumatic brain injuries, Bryan Weinstein, DO, is highly experienced in rehabilitation therapies to restore a high quality of life to those suffering. At Summit Psychiatric Services in Livonia, Michigan, Dr. Weinstein sees over 100 brain-injured patients, creating custom treatment plans to restore functionality and prevent a worsening of the condition. Learn more about available treatment options for traumatic brain injuries by calling the office today or by using the online booking feature.
TBI Q & A
What is a TBI?
A traumatic brain injury, TBI, is a serious condition that can cause permanent disability or even death. In this type of injury, the normal function of your brain is disrupted by a sudden blow or jolt to your head, common with direct head injuries, car accidents, or sports participation.
As a result of a brain injury, you can experience short-term or long-term issues affecting your:
- Motor function
- Sense of touch
Traumatic brain injuries can also cause a variety of emotional or behavioral issues, such as aggression, impulse control problems, and changes in your personality.
How are traumatic brain injuries classified?
Mild TBIs include head injuries causing confusion or a loss of consciousness for less than 30 minutes. These types of injuries include concussions, which are the most common types of TBI that occur from falls or sports. Rest is an important factor in recovery from a mild TBI, allowing the brain time to heal and return to normal function.
In moderate to severe TBIs, you experience a loss of consciousness for longer than 30 minutes. As a result of this type of head injury, permanent nerve damage can develop causing a disability or life-long health complications.
What treatments are available for traumatic brain injuries?
The goal of Dr. Weinstein’s treatment plan for TBIs is to rehabilitate brain health to help you resume the highest quality of life possible. Dr. Weinstein creates a rehabilitation program to address issues that affect your thinking or behavior, utilizing the latest techniques to assist with issues including:
- Poor memory
- Impulsive behaviors
- Lack of concentration
- Decision-making skills
- Communications difficulties
Dr. Weinstein and his medical team have over 20 years’ experience working closely with TBI patients and their families. Their compassion and care for those affected by TBIs ensure you receive the highest level of care. Dr. Weinstein also coordinates his efforts with your loved ones, other physicians, and caregivers to ensure you have the resources you need throughout your rehabilitation.
Treatment plans for TBI rehabilitation include a variety of services, such as nutrition, medication management, and language and communication skills. Dr. Weinstein also coordinates care with physical and occupational therapists and other medical specialists to accommodate your needs.
Learn more about rehabilitation therapies to restore your functionality after a traumatic brain injury. Schedule a consultation today by calling the office at 248-471-7171.