Brain Injuries

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Brain Injuries services offered in Willow Park, TX

Whether a traumatic accident, stroke, or neurological condition causes your brain injury, you could benefit from stem cell therapy provided by Nadeem Khan, MD, and the experienced team at the Stem Cell Center of Texas in Willow Park, Texas. A breakthrough treatment for brain injuries, stem cell therapy has shown the potential to dramatically improve your cognitive, physical, and emotional functions. To learn more, call the office today or use online booking to request an appointment. Meet with their stem cell specialists to learn how this treatment can support your recovery.

What are traumatic brain injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur after you take a blow to the head or an impact on your body makes your head snap, causing a whiplash injury. As a result, your brain bounces against the skull and damages the delicate tissues.

Even though it’s a mild brain injury, a concussion still bruises your brain and injures nerves. Moderate to severe TBIs can cause:

  • Skull fractures
  • Torn nerves
  • Severe brain bruising
  • Bleeding under the skull or around the brain
  • Fluid buildup around the brain

These injuries can affect the entire brain or just one area of it.

Are there other types of brain injuries?

Neurological conditions can also damage your brain. Among the most common conditions responsible for brain injuries are:

  • Strokes
  • Brain tumors
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Neurodevelopmental disorders like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ADS) affect the brain’s growth and development.

What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?

All TBIs cause symptoms like:

  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sleeping more or less than usual
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Blurry vision
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Anxiety and depression

Moderate to severe TBIs can cause hearing loss, muscle weakness or spasticity, and loss of bowel and bladder function.

How are brain injuries treated?

Nontraumatic brain injuries require a wide range of treatments, depending on your diagnosis. After a concussion, you can rest and recover from home, while moderate and severe TBIs are treated in the hospital.

Stem cell therapy can be added to your treatment, but the timing depends on your diagnosis. For example, early treatment is essential for strokes. But you might need to wait until starting rehabilitation after a traumatic brain injury.

Your provider removes stem cells from your body, usually from body fat or bone marrow. They concentrate the cells and infuse them into your bloodstream intravenously.

The stem cells travel to your brain, naturally honing in on damaged tissues. Stem cells can heal nerves, enhance new nerve and brain tissue growth, and reduce brain inflammation.

Following a stroke, stem cell therapy might protect the living cells around dead brain tissue and preserve motor function. Stem cell treatment improves lingering symptoms after traumatic brain injuries.

Call the Stem Cell Center of Texas today or connect online to schedule an appointment and learn if stem cell therapy can improve your recovery from a brain injury.