Treating Brain and Spine Trauma

When a person arrives at a Providence trauma center with brain or spine trauma, our highly trained neurologists and neurosurgeons provide life-saving care with precision and compassion. They specialize in the most complex treatments to minimize damage and maximize recovery.

Why Choose Us for Your Brain and Spine Trauma Care?

At Providence, we know how important rapid, skilled care is for the best outcomes in treating brain and spine trauma. Here’s why thousands of patients trust us every year with their care:

At Providence, we personalize your care for neurological trauma. Brain trauma includes minor concussions. But more often, brain and spine trauma refers to even more serious injuries to the brain or spinal cord. We diagnose you quickly and accurately to provide the individualized treatment that will lead to the best outcome.

We take a team approach to treating your brain or spine trauma because of the complexity of these injuries. Your care team may include neurologists, neurosurgeons, critical care doctors and emergency room physicians. They work closely with other clinicians, including therapists and specially trained nurses, and will help guide you from the moment you arrive at one of our trauma centers.

If you have a serious brain or spine injury, our trauma centers provide the skilled, precise and rapid treatment you need. Our trauma neurosurgeons perform the most complex brain and spine surgeries, and our specially trained intensive-care neurologists manage your care as you recover. If you need rehabilitation, your care team will arrange treatment with speech, occupational and physical therapists. Throughout this seamless care, our goal is to help you regain movement and any functions impaired by trauma.

Our community is diverse, and we respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and spiritual identities of all patients. We offer translation services for non-English-speaking patients, video appointments and help with transportation. In keeping with our Mission, Providence also offers financial assistance programs that provide free and low-cost care to those who are eligible.

As our patient with brain or spine trauma, you benefit from one of the largest neurology networks in the country. This collaborative system spans 51 hospitals in seven states. It includes advanced trauma centers and award-winning physicians, scientists and researchers. Our network is one of the reasons we see more than 100,000 neurological emergency visits every year.

How Our Doctors Are Making a Difference

Randy White was paralyzed from the neck down after a jet ski accident. After specialized surgery and rehabilitation at Providence, Randy went home – on his own two feet.

More About Brain and Spine Trauma

Brain trauma is an injury to the brain that causes temporary or permanent damage. Spine trauma is an injury to the spinal bones, nerves or spinal cord itself that affects the body’s ability to move or feel sensation. These injuries are often the result of car accidents, falls or impact sports. They can range from mild to severe, but all brain and spine trauma requires immediate care to prevent further injury and attain optimal outcomes.

Types of brain and spine trauma we treat include:

Testing and Diagnostics

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Your neurological team will use the most advanced methods to diagnose your brain or spine trauma. These may include one or more of the following:

  • Clinical examination
  • CT imaging
  • MRI

Personalized Treatment for Brain and Spine Trauma

Your care team works with you and your family to create a treatment plan based on your medical condition and personal needs. Minor trauma may only require monitoring. Serious trauma may require complex, life-saving surgery and extensive rehabilitation. Your care plan may include one or more of the following:

  • Physical therapy
  • Pain medications
  • Spine surgery

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Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.