The remaining individuals that suffer brain injuries – more than 2 million each year – have injuries that fall into the mild category—including concussions.
Most often mild TBIs do not result in medical attention. Therefore, patients with this type of injury are not assessed by any medical professionals nor are their injury and acute symptoms documented in any medical records.
But just like moderate to severe brain injuries, mild brain injuries can also damage and disrupt a patient’s ability to see, hear, sleep, think, remember, regulate their emotions, and do many other things in the same way or at the same level as they did before the injury. No matter the type of brain injury a patient has suffered, impairments in these areas may last for days, weeks, months, or years.
Improving the outcomes for patients with mild brain injuries requires comprehensive assessment of symptoms and treatment interventions that take into account the current science of brain injury and tailor the medications, dosage, monitoring, and therapies accordingly. The thorough assessment and multidisciplinary approach that is routinely and successfully employed for patients with moderate to severe TBI can also be applied to help patients with mild TBI.
MiCare offers this forward-thinking approach to its patients.