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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) As An Easily Missed Diagnosis Without The Proper Diagnostic Evaluation

Feb 4, 2022 -- Posted by : Dr.Harcourt

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Easily Missed Diagnosis

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What Testing Is Best For TBI Imaging?

More specifically, DTI is sensitive to detecting diffuse axonal brain injuries in white matter, the most common brain injury in mTBI. DTI is, in fact, the most promising technique available today for such injuries and it is beginning to be used clinically, although it remains largely within the purview of research.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30391039/

 About 1.7 million cases of TBI occur in the US annually, and approximately 5.3 million live with a disability caused by TBI.  Additionally, annual direct and indirect TBI costs are estimated at $48-56 billion.  Moreover, among children under fourteen years of age, TBI results in 2,685 deaths and 37,000 hospitalizations.  Lastly, between 50-70% of TBI accidents are the result of a motor vehicle crash.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6082670/

So, if you have had a car accident in Fort Myers and you have neck pain, dizziness, vertigo, or imbalance and type in pain management near me, whiplash, or even car accident lawyer you may find Coast Chiropractic Centers with Dr. Timothy Harcourt, me, comes up. 

You may wonder, “Do I need an MRI scan of my neck or a DTI (Diffusion Tensor Imaging) of my brain for traumatic brain injury (TBI) detection and documentation”?

Also, if you feel arm or leg pain it may indicate things are getting worse and” may indicate a bulge on the disc or worse yet a herniated disc in your neck and/or back. Shoulder pain is very common with whiplash and could require conservative treatment right away to avoid injections or worse yet, surgery.  A foggy brain may indicate a mild traumatic brain injury, thus the potential need for a DTI (Diffusion Tensor Imaging).  Persistent or worsening pain intensity and/or frequency necessitates a visit to see a professional. 

If you would like to avoid chronic whiplash symptoms in the first place or take a proactive approach to your health and wellness, our membership program called Club C may be just the thing for you with great cost savings, convenience, and even more importantly, a plan to get your health back and keep it.

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 Call me, Dr. Tim Harcourt, at Coast Chiropractic Centers at (239) 278-3344 or stop by on your day off for a walk in the first visit to include history, exam, and adjustment or Class IV high-intensity laser treatment and we will submit the bills to your auto carrier for payment.

 

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