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A brain injury is any injury occurring in the brain. Brain injuries effect millions of people every year. An estimated 2.4 million children and adults in the U.S. sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and another 795,000 individuals sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) from non-traumatic causes each year. Currently more than 5.3 million children and adults in the U.S. live with a lifelong disability as a result of TBI and an estimated 1.1 million have a disability due to stroke.

(Statistics courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and the Stroke Fact Sheet also through the Centers for Disease Control)

Types of Brain Injuries:

Brain injuries refer to a physical assault on the brain. However, it is more than that. Brain injuries affect us right to the very core – from daily tasks that we take from granted to relationships with loved ones. They can leave one depressed, lonely, and out of focus. While brain injuries are very common, they can be difficult to identify. That’s where we come in. Here at Pathways, we are interested in more than treating symptoms. We want to get your life back on track and help rebuild the connections that make your life meaningful, whether it is work, sports, or academics.

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(Stroke, Aneurysm, Parkinson’s, Vascular Dementia, HIV, Multiple Sclerosis, Autism)

Brain injuries are not limited to traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s). Brain damage can manifest itself in many ways that do not fit into the TBI spectrum. At Pathways, we have experienced therapists and physicians that can provide comprehensive care for brain injuries even if they were not caused by blunt external force. As opposed to TBI’s, acquired brain injuries (ABI’s) specifically refer to cerebral vascular accidents such as a stroke, aneurysm, or vascular dementia. Other disorders may differ from TBI because they are hereditary or neurodegenerative, such as Parkinson’s, autism, or multiple sclerosis. Understanding your symptoms may be confusing and emotional. Under the leadership of Dr. Jay Gordon, Pathways is uniquely positioned to help you understand your diagnosis and significantly improve the quality of your life.

Acquired Brain Injuries and Other Disorders

At Pathways We Can Help You With The Following Issues: