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Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

Our TBI Treatment Program for Veterans

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a fairly common health condition, especially among active service members and veterans. At Dr. Paul's By The Sea, we provide specialized treatment for veterans who have suffered from a traumatic brain injury and have fallen into addiction in order to cope with it. Our medical professionals and staff work with veterans and their families to provide the best quality care so that they can begin to heal and rebuild their lives.

What is a TBI?

The Center for Disease Control defines TBI as "as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury." The high rates of veterans coming into contact with improvised explosive devices or experience other head injuries that resulted in a loss of consciousness directly impacts an individual's health and safety.

The typical perception of traumatic brain injuries is that the damage is severe enough to cause obviously visible long-term symptoms. Mild to moderate TBI is a relatively invisible condition that is developed during military service and The Department of Defense has expressed that a direct correlation to military retention is shown.

When brain injuries occur, the individual is likely to experience a change in consciousness that can begin with hearing loss and then range from becoming very confused and disoriented, even to have symptoms progress to the point of falling into a coma. During this time, the individual usually experiences a fair amount of memory loss for the times precisely right before or right after the injury-causing event.

Tricare Accepted Rehab
 

Tricare & TriWest Insurance Accepted

Dr. Paul's By The Sea is In-Network with Tricare and TriWest. We proudly work with active duty service members, retirees, veterans, and their adult and adolescent beneficiaries.

Our Treatment Center provides mental health and addiction treatment for service members and their families in the Jacksonville, FL area.

 

TBI Treatment Options

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) health care system for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury is very organized and includes several types of treatment methods to meet the veteran's health care needs. A few of the most common of these treatment options include:

  • Medical Care
  • Rehabilitative Care
  • Psychological Care

The VA also offers a number of other options that are incredibly beneficial, such as providing custom amenities and other aspects for homes to fit any special or unique needs, as well as the option of having specialized and trained family caregivers.

When treating mild TBI symptoms or even for the more severe side effects of this condition, the programs are designed to primarily focus on the signs that are appearing to cause the most pain or discomfort to each patient's individual issues are occurring in their everyday life. The typical treatment plans for our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have included:

 
TBI treatment
 
  • Professional training and optimal opportunities to learn new skills and strategize how to deal with any potential cognitive or behavioral issues to improve the patient's overall physical and mental health.
  • The appropriate implementation of assistive technology and other helpful devices.
  • Providing specialized forms of rehabilitation therapy, such as occupational therapy, language and other speech therapies, physical therapy.

Joint Commission Accredited

Dr. Paul By The Sea is fully credentialed and licensed in the state of Florida by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organization (JCAHO). JCAHO is unanimously considered the gold standard of addiction treatment by industry professionals. Knowing that the facility has obtained this certification should be a top priority for individuals to look at when researching to find the right inpatient or outpatient treatment facility for them. 

We dedicate our facilities and treatment methods to ensuring that we provide the best available recovery options while maintaining professional levels of care. Please contact us today and hear how our caring staff of experts use their experience to implement evidence-based treatments to make sure each of our patients receives the most effective treatment regimens.

 
 

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Various symptoms related to TBI have been seen to occur in the weeks following the traumatic experience. Although, these effects have been seen to not develop for months after the event. Of course, the intensity of the symptoms will vary depending on the traumatic occasion that had occurred, and the individual who had experienced it. Because of this, industry professionals categorize TBI injuries into three different types. They are:

Mild

Mild forms of TBI are a little more challenging to diagnose accurately because they are frequently seen in military and civilian life. Mild TBI symptoms are typically caused because of a small concussion that had occurred. Most cases involve the individual experiencing:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Memory loss
  • Trouble Concentrating
  • Moderate

    Patients who fall into this category are typically seen to have the most fluctuation in the side effects. In these cases, total consciousness was usually lost, and subtle decreases in physical and mental abilities are likely to occur. These physical deficits have been seen to last for a couple of months but also seen to be permanent under specific circumstances.

    Severe

    Severe cases of traumatic brain injuries occur when significant damage to someone's head occurs, such as a severe car accident. But depending on the type of accident and the harshness of injury, the side-effects can potentially be pretty significant. In most cases, patients in this category experience:

  • Problems with speech
  • Issues with vision
  • Sensory complications
  • Decreased cognitive abilities
  • Difficulty concentrating and keeping attention
  • Memory loss
  • TBI Treatment at Dr. Paul's By The Sea

    At Dr. Paul's By The Sea, we offer treatment that will help you to cope with your traumatic brain injury in a healthy and positive way. Our St. Augustine Recovery Center provides the highest level of care with evidence-based practices. Our staff and medical team will provide you with new behavioral strategies to better manage the side effects caused by the TBI. We provide therapy treatment services for you, your family, and loved ones that have also struggled with the difficulties caused by brain injuries.

    If you are a veteran or military service member and are suffering from a traumatic brain injury, call us at Dr. Paul's By The Sea today.

     
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