Types of Issues

1. Geriatric

2. Work related

3. Auto

When a body is involved in an auto accident – the injuries can range from minor to catastrophic.

Injuries can include:

  • Fractures
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Generalized tissue damage causing pain and limitation of movement
  • Head injuries
  • Brain injuries (whether or not the head is hit directly)
  • Coma
  • Spinal injuries
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Lacerations

If you have had any of the injuries listed above, your life may consist of going from one doctor appointment to another. There may be therapy sessions, transportation problems, questions about “who is best for the care I need?”

It can be a very overwhelming process.

Case managers help you through this medical maze. They help you organize and coordinate your care. They become and advocate you can rely upon to answer your questions. They will help you get the best care available for your injuries. Their background and experience in the medical field will assist you to concentrate on the areas only you can do:

  • Participate fully in your therapy
  • Concentrate on your recovery
  • Pull your life back together
  • Fully engage in the healing process

Types of Brain Injury

  • Anoxia or Hypona
    Brain cell death from lack of oxygen.
  • Concussion
    Blow to head that can result in shearing of brain cells that may not be able to be detected by CT scans or MRI’s
  • Contusion
    Bruising of the brain due to trauma or blood loss into brain.
  • Coup-Contrecoup Injuries
    When head is jarred abruptly, the brain can injure itself by being bounced back and forth off of skull cavity. This can produce two sites of injury on the brain.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury
    The tearing of connections of nerve fibers in brain during trauma. Results in many symptoms of head injury.
  • Hematoma
    Leaking blood collected in a confined area of brain or skull. The description of the placement of the hematoma are subdural, epidural, or intracerebral
  • Penetrating Brain Injury
    A skull fracture can cause a tearing of the brain, resulting in rupture of blood vessels and bleeding into the brain. Blood is toxic to the brain surface, so damage can occur that is unnoticeable for a few months.