Our Comprehensive Neurological Evaluation (CNE) is a thorough 3 hour exam that affords us the opportunity to accurately assess the symptoms/damage in the brain. We can now see what we couldn’t see before along the tiny microscopic white matter tracts of the brain. This is the vital “wiring” of the brain. These tracts are through which the chemical and electrical impulses flow. These tracts… these “wires” are where the proof of the damage causing the litany of TBI symptoms have been hiding. No longer. We’re on a mission to bring hope to the millions of people suffering from undiagnosed Mild TBI. By the way, it’s only mild if you’re not the one with the injury… doing the suffering.
The potential residuals of traumatic brain injury necessitate a comprehensive examination to document all disabling effects. Specialist examinations, such as eye and audio examinations, mental disorder examinations, and others, may also be needed in with some patients.
IMPORTANT: The misconception is that you must hit your head or be knocked unconscious to suffer at Traumatic Brain Injury. In reality, the brain, which has an egg yolk like consistency can suffer at TBI simply from a sudden jarring of the head. This jarring causes the brain to wrack against the inside of the rock hard cranium sending a reverberating shock wave back through the brain. Many times, it’s this shock wave that causes the obliteration of nerve fibers and neurons along the white matter tracts of the brain.
The good news is this: We can now see what we couldn’t see before. We can now show the damage that traditional MRI’s cannot image. With the proprietary protocol we’ve developed paired with our CNE (Comprehensive Neurological Examination), we confidently match damage and symptoms.
Here are many of the areas that we evaluation in our CNE.
- Dizziness or Vertigo
- Sleep Disturbance
- Memory Impairment
- Decreased Attention
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Difficulty with Executive Functions- (speed of information processing, goal setting, planning, organizing, prioritizing, self-monitoring, problem solving, judgment, decision making, spontaneity, and flexibility in changing actions when they are not productive)
- Speech or Swallowing Difficulties
- Difficulty with Articulation
- Bladder problems
- Mood Swings
- Intimacy Dysfunction
- Sensory changes, such as numbness or paresthesias
- Vision problems, such as blurred or double vision
- Hearing problems, tinnitus
- Sense of Smell and Taste
- Hypersensitivity to Sound or Light