Head Trauma

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What Are Concussion Tests?

Concussion tests can help evaluate whether you have a mild traumatic brain injury. Learn how they work and what results mean. A concussion test is a type of noninvasive medical examination used to determine whether someone has had a concussion. A...

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What Is a Concussion Protocol?

A concussion protocol provides steps to safely return to normal life and activities after a concussion. The most common form of traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussions are periods of changed brain activity following an impact or blow to the head,...

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The Vestibular Ocular Motor Screen

A physical therapist may use the Vestibular Ocular Motor Screen (VOMS) to determine the severity of a condition such as a concussion. If you are experiencing dizzy spells or vertigo after a concussion, you may be a candidate for vestibular physical...

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Insomnia After Head Trauma

Insomnia often happens after head trauma. It's especially common in milder head injuries such as concussions but medical professionals can help. Insomnia after head trauma and brain injury is a common long-term complaint.Insomnia can interfere...

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Concussion and Your Vision

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. After concussion, a person may experience vision and eye-teaming issues for an extended period. A concussion is a common yet often misunderstood diagnosis. Did you know that a concussion is actually...

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What You Should Know About Subconcussion

Subconcussion refers to a type of potential brain injury that does not meet diagnostic criteria for concussion. Recently, people have been becoming more aware of the potential risks of repetitive head injuries. One class of injury, called...

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An Overview of Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury can cause headaches and dizziness. Sometimes, permanent brain damage results in emotional issues or physical limitations. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a traumatic event causes harm to the brain. Falling, car...

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Cranial Nerve Damage From Head Trauma

There are 12 cranial nerves that control most functions of the head, face, and neck. They are vulnerable to damage during head trauma. There are a total of 12 cranial nerves. These nerves exit from the base of the brain, and run through different...

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