NeuroTrauma (Brain Injury)

A brain injury can devastate a person's life without any outward physical signs.  Boulder Community Hospital is the only facility in Boulder County and one of the few hospitals in the Rocky Mountain region that provides comprehensive and effective treatment, from initial emergency care through outpatient rehabilitation, for people of all ages who are unable to function normally due to the lingering effects of a brain injury.

Brain injury is often described as traumatic or non-traumatic and can be the result of a number of medical conditions.  Non-traumatic brain injury can include conditions following brain tumor, anoxia, brain infection and other neurological injury.  A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating injury that disrupts the function of the brain.  The severity of the TBI ranges from "mild," (a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to "severe," (an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury). A TBI may result in short or long-term problems with independent function.

When people experience a TBI they may experience a range and intensity of symptoms depending on the severity of the injury.  Click on any of the following areas to learn more about the symptoms of TBI.

To learn more about TBI and concussions click here 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD may occur simultaneously to the brain injury if the injury was caused by a traumatic event, such as a car accident.  PTSD shares many of the same symptoms of a mild to moderate brain injury, and it requires a great deal of specialized training and experience with both disorders to be able to make an accurate diagnosis and provide appropriate treatment.  BCH offers skilled specialists who are trained to evaluate and treat the symptoms of both brain injury and PTSD.  PTSD and mild to moderate brain injury stem from trauma to the brain, and often co-exist, we refer to the condition as neurotrauma.

Treatment Options for Brain Injury

Boulder Community Hospital is the only facility in Boulder County that provides a full spectrum of treatment for traumatic brain injuries.  Patients treated in our program return to work at a significantly higher rate than the national average.  Our program treatment may include:

How to Prevent a Concussion

Concussions are all too common, with more than 800,000 Americans treated in hospital ERs every year and hundreds of thousands more who never seek medical treatment.  Unfortunately, there is not enough awareness of how devastating a concussion can be and the long-term effects that can result.  Though the great majority of patients recover from a concussion quickly, repeat injuries to the head can result in more severe symptoms.  Click here to find ways you can help protect you and your family from concussions.

Management of a Sports-Related Concussion

The popularity of contact sports in the United States exposes a large number of people to the risk of brain injury. For more information on the management of sports related concussions click here.

Obtaining Services

For more information regarding inpatient rehabilitation for brain injury, contact us at (303) 440-2250.  For more information regarding outpatient rehabilitation, contact us at (303) 441-0493.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services 
 
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