Brain Injuries

If you or someone you love suffered from a brain injury, you may feel overwhelmed by the uncertainty of the recovery process. The brain affects everything a person does. And because no two brain injuries are alike, it’s difficult to know what lasting effects the injury may have and how it will affect the essence of who someone is.

With so much at stake, you want to know you or your loved one receives the best care. Whatever the cause or severity of brain injury, our goal is to get our patients back to their lives and families. And as much as possible, back to the people they were before the injury.

After a brain injury, we want to start rehabilitation as soon as possible. You’ll work with our team of specialists. With extensive individual and group therapy, we’ve helped patients improve their memory and orientation skills. We also put a big emphasis on helping you regain your strength with day-to-day activities and social interactions with friends and family.

Our specialists are here to help you recover from the following types of injuries:

  • Anoxic brain injury
  • Mild, moderate or severe traumatic brain injury
  • Closed head injuries
  • Concussions
  • Brain tumor
  • Metabolic disorders that lead to brain injury

Spinal Cord Injuries

Your spinal cord is important because it connects your brain to the nerves in your body. If it’s damaged, it can affect your ability to feel and move. However, a spinal cord injury doesn’t change who you are at the core.

Even with the injury, you’ll still have the same desires and goals; you still laugh at the same jokes and experience the same emotions. While that hasn’t changed, you now need to learn new skills and tools to accomplish your goals. Through rehabilitation and medical treatments, we’ve helped hundreds of patients with this injury across Southern Illinois develop a new path in life.

Your symptoms will vary, depending on how severe the injury is and where it’s located. You might experience:

  • Loss of bowel and/or bladder control
  • Loss of movement
  • Muscle spasms
  • Numbness or loss of sensation (inability to feel heat, cold or touch)
  • Pain
  • Stiff neck, headache or back pain

Your treatment depends on the severity of your injury. You’ll work with our team of physicians, nurse, and therapists. Together, we’ll come up with a treatment plan that works for you. This might involve a combination of medication, rehabilitation and surgery.