Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist

The Brain Center

Lars Landers, D.C., D.I.B.C.N., D.I.B.E.


Traumatic brain injuries affect thousands of Americans each year, making them a serious public health concern. At The Brain Center in Southborough, Massachusetts, board-certified chiropractic clinical neurologist Lars Landers, DC, DIBCN, DIBE, uses evidence-based principles of neuroplasticity to treat traumatic brain injuries. If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, call or book an appointment online today.

Traumatic Brain Injury Q&A

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury, such as a bullet wound, disrupts the normal function of your brain. A mild TBI, such as a concussion, may temporarily affect your mental state, while more severe cases can cause extended periods of unconsciousness or memory loss. 

Anyone can get a TBI, but children and older adults are at especially high risk. The team at The Brain Center knows that brian injuries affect every person differently. They perform a thorough neurological exam to determine the precise injury site and develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your needs. 

What are the signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?

TBIs can cause a wide range of physical and psychological symptoms. Some TBI symptoms appear immediately, while others take days or weeks to develop. Common signs and symptoms of a TBI include:

  • Difficulty thinking clearly or concentrating
  • Trouble remembering new information
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headache
  • Blurry vision
  • Dizziness
  • Balance problems
  • Sleeping more or less than usual
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety or depression

Sometimes, people don’t recognize that their symptoms are due to a TBI. It’s always important to seek medical care immediately after you or your child sustains an injury that may cause a TBI.

How do traumatic brain injuries occur?

Most TBIs are the result of a blow to the head. Common causes of TBIs include:

  • Falls
  • Sports injuries
  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Domestic violence and child abuse
  • Explosive blasts and other combat injuries

A TBI can also occur if an object, such as shrapnel or debris from an explosion, penetrates your head.

What treatments are available for traumatic brain injuries?

Because your brain floats in fluid inside your skull, the site of injury isn’t always the site of impact. That’s why a thorough exam and diagnosis at The Brain Center is the first step in developing your personalized treatment plan. 

The Brain Center team uses evidence-based principles of neuroplasticity, which is your brain’s ability to form new connections and adapt to injury or illness, to help you regain normal functioning after a TBI. 

For an approach to treating traumatic brain injuries that involves building new neurological pathways for long-term improvement, call The Brain Center, or book an appointment online today.