Neurotrauma

Neurotrauma refers to injuries to nerves, brain or spine. Severe neurotrauma can have serious consequences and must be treated as quickly as possible.

Geisinger provides full-service care for all forms of neurological injury, including:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Craniofacial injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal column injury
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Injury to the major blood vessels supplying the brain
  • Minor and sports related injuries
  • Concussions


What you should know about neurotrauma

  • Anyone who experiences significant trauma to the head, neck or back needs immediate medical evaluation for the possibility of a spinal injury or traumatic brain injury (TBI).
  • Peripheral nerves are fragile and easily damaged. A nerve injury can interfere with the brain's ability to communicate with muscles and organs. It is important to get treatment quickly, since most peripheral nerve damage can be repaired.
  • Craniofacial reconstruction relieves pain and improves appearance and function for patients with craniofacial abnormalities resulting from injury, trauma or cancer.


Why choose Geisinger for your neurotrauma care?

  • With a level I trauma center, two level II trauma centers and a level II pediatric trauma center, all prepared to provide 24/7 emergency care, Geisinger offers state-of-the-art treatment options for all types of neurotrauma. Life Flight® teams are ready at any time to transfer patients to the appropriate trauma center.
  • Our neurotrauma team includes dedicated neurosurgeons, neurointensivists and neurocritical care nurses.
  • Our neurotrauma specialists work with rehabilitation facilities in the area to provide compassionate and effective care after hospital stays.

Treats these conditions

Neurotrauma is complex and requires specialized care. We treat all types of neurotrauma including:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Craniofacial injury
  • Spinal cord and column injury
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Minor and sports-related injuries
  • Concussion

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