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About the NeuroContinuum

The NeuroContinuum serves as a rehabilitative path for those patients recovering from a traumatic brain injury. From ICU level of care to teaching life skills in a home-like environment, we provide neurological rehabilitation to better the quality of life of each individual.

 

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Tam Harwell

CEO Touchstone Neurorecovery Center

Nexus NeuroContinuum

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Traumatic Brain Injury Degrees of Severity

Many of us think traumatic brain injury is just one type of injury to the brain when in reality however, there are often combinations of the four types of injuries associated with trauma – each of which play a role in predicting the likely outcome of an individuals specific injury.

 

  1. Mild Brian Injury
    • The one we most commonly think of is the kind of injury produced as a result of a concussion or an uncomplicated motor vehicle accident. In those cases it can be difficult to see the results of the brain injury even using brain scans, like a CT Scan or an MRI, because often the injury is at the cellular level impacting brain cells, called neurons. This type of brain injury is not always as innocent or clear-cut as it first appears. There can be slight neurological malfunctioning that if undetected can produce memory problems, irritably, depression and a lack of focus several weeks to several months down the road.
  1. Moderate Brain Injury
    • This diagnosis is given because a person has been unconscious or experienced post-traumatic amnesia for up to 24 hours. Although resulting cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems vary from person to person, most moderately brain-injured people are not ready to go back t work for at least six months.
  2. Severe Brain Injury
    • A person suffers from severe brain injury when he or she has been in a coma for more than one day. In addition to cognitive, emotional, and behavioral training, severely brain –injured persons must be retaught how to be independent on the most basic levels.
  3. Catastrophic Injury
    • A person that experiences a catastrophic injury might wake, sleep and breathe – but it will only be a “twilight” kind of awareness. Rehabilitation may become a life-long process.