After suffering a concussion caused by a car accident or other serious incident, you should seek professional help. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) isn’t something your primary care physician can treat effectively on their own — you need a concussion specialist.
A concussion specialist can evaluate your symptoms and know what to look for on imaging scans of your brain. They can develop a personalized treatment plan so that you can make the best recovery possible after suffering a TBI.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best concussion and TBI treatment locations within both Metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. If you need assistance with a personal injury case involving a brain injury, talk to one of our experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyers today.
Getting Treatment When You Don’t Have Health Insurance
More and more people are forgoing health insurance because it’s so expensive. If they suffer a serious concussion due to an accident, how can they get the help they need?
Our law firm utilizes injury centers that are certified to treat brain injuries and have access to the same ImPact diagnostic technology that large hospitals use. By having an attorney involved in a TBI case, the injured victim doesn’t have to pay out-of-pocket for expensive medical bills.
Over in Stone Mountain, the Pain Atlanta team treats patients for sports injuries, auto injuries, and concussions. They also provide permanent impairment ratings for serious injuries. Their goal is to accurately determine the cause of a person’s acute or chronic pain and work to minimize or eliminate it without relying on unnecessary or expensive treatments.
Leading the team is Dr. Chris Connelly, a brain injury specialist certified by multiple organizations including the CDC and Veterans Health Administration. He has 23 years of clinical experience and was voted “Chiropractor of the Year” in 2019 by the Georgia Chiropractic Association.
Peachtree Spine Physicians
The physiatrists at Peachtree Spine specialize in treating pain, injuries, and disorders in the back and neck. With locations all over Atlanta, patients suffering from brain and musculoskeletal injuries can easily find a doctor for cutting-edge treatment. We’re proud to work alongside Dr. Matthew Richardson and others to help victims of concussion accidents recover.
Legacy Brain and Spine
At Legacy Brain and Spine, patients are treated for brain injuries and tumors, as well as spinal injuries and disorders such as spinal stenosis and spondylolysis. Their team of neurosurgeons and nurses advocates for personalized medical treatment, restoration of physical function, and pain elimination. Practice locations are based in Marietta, Tucker, and Riverdale. Dr. Said Elshihabi is an affable medical professional who’s always available for his patients.
Receiving Treatment If You Do Have Health Insurance
Having health insurance means you may have more options when it comes to treatment for a traumatic brain injury. However, even with health insurance, receiving treatment at a prestigious hospital is incredibly expensive. Depending on the severity of the concussion or head injury, our law firm can refer you to one of these facilities or refer you to a specialist for neuropsychological testing.
Concussion Institute at Northside Hospital Duluth and Gwinnett Medical Center
These facilities specialize in treating athletes for concussion-related issues but their expertise applies regardless of a concussion’s cause. Their team of concussion experts includes neuropsychologists and vestibular rehabilitators who can evaluate individuals suffering from concussions and create management plans for their daily lives.
The Concussion Institute’s services include baseline concussion screening using the tool ImPACT, concussion treatment, neurology (study of the brain), neuropsychology (study of the brain’s impact on behavior), and retired athlete testing.
Neurological Institute for Concussion & Headache
The NICH is located in Marietta and Roswell. The facility specializes in the treatment of headaches, migraines, and concussions. The neurologists here provide concussion testing to evaluate the brain’s cognitive abilities after head trauma. Tests may include EEGs (electroencephalography) to monitor electrical activity in the brain, an MRI of the brain or spine, and neuropsychological exams. Their specialists provide reassurance to patients while managing post-traumatic headaches and post-traumatic cognitive impairment.
Shepherd Center’s Complex Concussion Clinic
The Shepherd Center can be found attached to Piedmont Atlanta Hospital in Buckhead. Its concussion clinic provides brain injury rehabilitation and recovery programs focused on inpatient rehabilitation, adolescents, and disorders of consciousness (DoC). Their team of psychiatrists, rehab specialists, therapists, and other experts are trained to treat patients with complex brain injuries and the secondary complications arising from the injuries. The facility is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation.
Finding the Right Concussion Treatment for You
Knowing what to do after suffering a traumatic brain injury — especially one caused by a traumatic accident — can be overwhelming. You may have questions such as “Is the damage permanent?” or “How long will it take to recover?”
The good news is, you are not alone. More than 50,000 Georgians suffer traumatic brain injuries each year. The Brain Injury Association of Georgia is a non-profit organization designed to serve individuals suffering from brain injuries as well as their families and friends. Through them, you can find resources and support groups for caregivers and survivors.
And if you suffered a concussion or head injury due to a negligent driver or an accident while at work, the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates can help too. Our personal injury attorneys fight on behalf of concussion victims to get them the medical treatment and financial settlement they need to ease their burdens during the recovery process.
We understand the impact brain injuries can have on a person and their family, and the financial and emotional struggles that come with trying to find affordable care.
We have several convenient locations you can visit around Atlanta to talk to us about your accident. Or you can contact us at (770) 934-8000 to get started on your concussion injury case today.