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Brain Injury

Brain Injury services offered in the greater Bel Air, MD area

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can change how your brain functions and increase your risk for disability and other complications if not properly managed. At Wellspring Clinic, Nkiruka Arene, MD, a board-certified physical medicine physician with advanced training in treating TBI specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries in adults and children. Dr. Arene takes an integrative approach to managing symptoms of your injury and also provides resources to reduce your risk for long-term brain injury complications. Call the Bel Air, Maryland, office to schedule a brain injury consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Brain Injury Q & A

What is a brain injury?

A brain injury can result from a traumatic blow to your head from a fall, car accident, workplace accident, or sports injury. You can also experience a brain injury if an object travels through brain tissue. 

Mild concussions and other minor brain injuries may temporarily affect your brain cells. More serious injuries can cause tissue tears, swelling, internal bleeding, and cognitive dysfunction. 

Wellspring Clinic offers comprehensive care for brain injuries in adults and children. Dr. Arene can diagnose your type of injury and create a treatment plan to relieve your symptoms. She also provides resources to prevent additional complications that can result from a brain injury. 

What are the symptoms of a brain injury?

Symptoms of a brain injury can range in severity from mild to severe, depending on the extent of your injury. Common symptoms can include:

  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Loss of balance
  • Memory problems
  • Speech difficulties

More serious brain injuries can cause loss of consciousness, mood or personality changes, and ongoing sleep disruptions. 

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Wellspring Clinic after any type of head injury, even if you don’t have symptoms right away. If you lose consciousness or have severe bleeding from your head, go to the nearest hospital or call 911 for emergency care. 

Dr. Arene reviews the event that led to your injury and evaluates your symptoms. She may also order a computerized tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assess your brain tissues. 

How is a brain injury treated?

Your treatment plan for a brain injury depends on the severity of the injury you have. For mild injuries, Dr. Arene may recommend rest, limiting physical activity, and medications to ease head pain. 

For more serious injuries, Wellspring Clinic offers customized treatment plans that use medications to minimize brain damage. You may also need rehabilitative services as your brain heals to restore your speech, improve your balance, and enhance your memory. 

Dr. Arene continues to monitor your brain health and the effectiveness of your treatment during follow-up visits. She also supervises your rehabilitation sessions to support your full recovery from a brain injury. 

Call Wellspring Clinic to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for a brain injury or book an appointment online today.