SERVICES FOR VETERANS AND
ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY
An estimated 15.2%-22.8% of troops returning from service have sustained at least one Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). That means about 320,000 individuals have experienced the dizziness, headache, memory loss, and other symptoms that accompany a TBI, leaving them at risk for post-concussive syndrome (PCS) or future neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, CTE, or Parkinson’s.
Kaizen offers a range of TBI diagnostic and treatment services for active and retired military personnel, starting with a no-cost PCS screening.
Call to schedule your complimentary 60-minute TBI/PCS screening: 866.277.2659
ptsd – or pcs?
Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Post-Concussive Syndrome (PCS) can be similar, which can sometimes lead to misdiagnosis and missed opportunities for treatment.
Overlapping Symptoms of PTSD and PCS
- Negative thoughts
- Memory problems
- Feeling detached from family and friends
- Lack of interest in activities
- Difficulty experiencing positive emotions
- Feeling emotionally numb
- Irritability or angry outbursts
- Self-destructive behavior, such as drinking too much
- Trouble sleeping
- Trouble concentrating
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a neurological event (caused by head impact) that results in Concussion (mild TBI) with moderate to severe symptoms. If Concussion symptoms last more than 10 days, the TBI is diagnosed as Post-Concussive Syndrome. PCS is classified as chronic if the symptoms last for more than 30 days. Left untreated, PCS can greatly impact daily functioning.
THE TBI SPECTRUM
Over many years, a small percentage of individuals with PCS may develop memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Parkinson’s-like motor disorders, or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). These disorders damage brain cells, causing difficulties with memory, mood/emotions, or movement. Symptoms of memory disorders can be debilitating, and typically worsen over time. Early treatment at the PCS stage can help stop or slow disease progression, or reduce symptoms.