I'm a case manager and have gotten questions from patients and their families about TBI and spasticity — like how often is spasticity a problem and how is it best to treat spasticity that follows a TBI? I haven't been able to find any definitive research. Any ideas?
About the author: Brian D. Greenwald, MD
Dr. Brian Greenwald is medical director of Center for Head Injuries and the associate medical director of JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute. He is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
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Anonymous replied on Permalink
My daughter is 19 yrs of age. She suffered from someone beating her so severely she did not know her name. After 3 months, she still has a lump on her temple and her eye will not stop twitching on that side where she was hit. She said her brain sometimes feels cold. The night this happened, they put her in jail.
Is there any way a CT scan would be able to tell if she has a brain injury?
Christopher replied on Permalink
After a TBI, primarily to the front brain with loss of consciousness, brain bruising, and subdural hematoma. I have no sense of taste or smell. All other senses seem to be normal. Will and when might I regain taste and smell?
Reka replied on Permalink
Hello after a horrible fall, head and facial injury, I was knocked unconscious, My 5 senses diminished for 10.5 years and I had difficulty recognizing faces. Where I was I suffered for 10.5 years and doctors just told me it was anxiety.
Samuel replied on Permalink
How did my concussions change my personality?