New technologies and medical advancements means you and loved ones will have NEW MEDICAL CHOICES.
New Medical Choices is a site to keep you up to date on the most current medical choices for you and your family. Information is only power when you can apply the information to allow you to make the best decisions for you and your family’s health. New Medical Choices will strive to be a resource to help you be empowered.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) &
Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
Traumatic brain injury therapy and rehabilitation have an excellent success rate. Head trauma, concussions, mild, moderate, or severe have all been known to cause brain damage which requires specialized care in order to recover to the highest levels possible.
TBI ABI Rehab Team
A professional medical team may have a MDT approach or IDT, but the teams often will consist of the following members. This is not an exhaustive medical team list, but the most common professionals that help with ABI and TBI are:
- Case Workers
- Physical Therapist
- Vocational Therapists
- Occupational Therapist
- Speech Therapist
- Rehab Nurse
- Recreational Therapist
- Primary Care Provider
There are long term effects of head trauma so the best way to not have to deal with TBI effects years later is prompt, correct treatment including emotional, mental, physical protocols all work together to help mild, moderate, and severe TBI and ABI patients to rehabilitate to their maximum potential.
Readers on this site will discover what is TBI and what is ABI and what are the treatment options. Who are qualified medical professionals. When you are injured at work and it is a workers comp claim how is that different?
What is the value of inpatient, residential, and outpatient TBI and ABI healthcare options?
If you need TBI or ABI in Waxahachie Tx or a Dallas/Fort Worth Tx TBI rehab option, and really anywhere in Texas or surrounding states (Louisiana) then you have great TBI and ABI healthcare providers to choose from.
Regardless of the severity of the concussion, you’ll learn about ISS and other methods so that you will be informed. Including how some locations use virtual reality to help stroke and TBI rehab patients.
In short, you want proper care in order to do whatever you can to not have brain disease to develop from the head trauma.
For a list of frequently asked questions about TBI Look here.
Neuropathy Treatment Options
Neuropathy robs you of the quality of life that you should be able to live.
The incredible burning and lightning strike pain as well as the stabbing, tingling of peripheral neuropathy can consume your life if you don’t do something to stop it.
Neuropathy is progressive so it will not get better without specific care and treatment.
The symptoms of neuropathy are widespread and may include:
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet gradually spreads to the arms or legs.
- Sensations of burning or freezing.
- Sharp, throbbing, or jabbing pain.
- Increased sensitivity to touch.
- Decreased coordination.
- Muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis.
- Decreased tolerance to heat and changes in sweating.
- Digestive or bladder problems.
- Lightheadedness or dizziness is caused by changes in blood pressure.
Here is a list of only some of the common causes of nerve damage that lead to the development of peripheral neuropathy, but there are still a growing number of things that cause nerve damage. Here are some causes:
- Trauma (sports injuries, falls, car accidents, and repetitive motions)
- Hereditary Disorders
- Tumors (malignant or benign)
- Bone Marrow Disorders
- Autoimmune Disorders (lupus and rheumatoid arthritis)
- Vitamin Deficiencies
- Cancer treatments (chemotherapy)
- Infections (Lyme disease, shingles, hepatitis C, and other viral or bacterial infections)
- Exposure to Toxic Chemicals or Heavy Metals
- Kidney or Liver Disease
New medical choices are often presented when dealing with old medical challenges. Neuropathy has a simple cause, and there are effective ways to help reduce and in many cases reverse the effects.
For a list of frequently asked questions about neuropathy click here.
What's the best option for you and your loved ones?
We hope to provide you with a resource that will help you navigate the various options as they develop, and hopefully be able to point you towards providers, who may be able to
give you specific feedback for your situation.
New medical choices will bring excitement, coupled with concern, because how will you know if the new medical advancements will work for you?
The short answer is you won’t. Until you try them. But, it’s best to have the information you need in order to determine when, and if, you should try one of the scores of options.
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