We provide specialist care to individuals following a head injury

The Re:Cognition Health traumatic brain injury clinic is dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for all of our patients following a head injury.

The clinic is led by Consultant Neurologist, Dr Steven Allder, a leading expert in the field of brain injury. Dr Allder is supported by a number of other highly experienced cognitive experts.

Our private clinic is located in the Harley Street Medical Area, an area renowned for it’s medical excellence. The building is wheelchair accessible and our patient coordinators are on hand to ensure that you receive exceptional care throughout your treatment.

To learn more about the service, please read the excerpts below, taken from an interview between clinic lead, Dr Steven Allder, and the Harley Street Medical Area.

What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

 

The symptoms of a TBI arise as the result of trauma to the head. This is when the head is struck or violently shaken around. What determines whether we call the injury mild, moderate or severe is the time that the patient blacked out for after the injury.

If it was less than 30 minutes, the injury is considered mild. Alongside the pain of the incident itself, the person will have symptoms such as headache, dizziness, nausea, possibly vomiting.

If you have that type of injury, combined with those types of symptoms, you have a mild traumatic brain injury.

 

Can mild traumatic brain injury lead to long-term problems?

 

Dr Allder notes that between 70-80% of mild TBI sufferers have recovered within three months of the event. If symptoms persist beyond 3 months, it is very important to investigate why.

According to Dr Allder, it’s necessary to optimise conditions in order to help the brain recover, as well as checking for other causes. Was there something about the initial injury we missed? Has something gone wrong along the recovery pathway? Is there something entirely different at play? He comments that “after three months my approach to the injury changes significantly.”

 

What are the common symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury?

 

Many individuals experience cognitive problems following a head injury, even ones that may initially have been considered fairly minor.

At Re:Cognition Health, we know that these problems may have a significant impact on performance at work and at school. In turn, this can have a negative impact on your overall day-to-day life.

We provide bespoke treatment plans, tailored to your needs and use the latest technological innovations to diagnose, manage and treat symptoms.

 

What should I do if I think I’ve experienced a head injury?

 

If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, you may benefit from an appointment at our pioneering Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic.

  1. Have you suffered a head injury in the past?
  2. Are you still experiencing cognitive symptoms, long after your accident?
  3. Do your symptoms affect your day-to-day life?

It is common for an individual to experience cognitive problems following a head injury, even it may appear, initially, to have been fairly minor

At Re:Cognition Health we believe that no brain injury should be taken lightly.

Subtle changes in your behaviour following a brain injury can be profoundly important and could have major consequences on your life. Because of this, it’s very important to monitor your behaviour. Our team are highly experienced in complex brain injury cases and work very closely with leading personal injury law firms.

The vast majority of people who experience a traumatic brain injury go on to make a full recovery without additional help. However, if your symptoms are present three months following your injury, you could benefit from our specialist care.

To learn more about the clinic, please contact our team today. You can do this by filling in the form below or by giving us a call. All of our contact details are available here.

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To read the full article with the Harley Street Medical Area, please click here.