Brain Injuries

Brain Injuries

Brain Injuries services offered in Dover and Wilmington, DE

Brain injuries are among the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Brain injuries require immediate medical care to speed recovery and prevent complications. At Delaware NeuroRehab Institute in Dover, Delaware, the interdisciplinary team of Haresh Sampathkumar, MD, takes a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to brain injuries. They create programs that address every part of the recovery process. Call the office today or go online to schedule a consultation with the experts in brain injuries.

What are brain injuries?

Brain injuries are caused by any unexpected external force, illness or disease that damages the brain. This includes any bump or jolt of the head that causes the brain to bounce and twist in the skull. It also includes a penetrating brain injury like a gunshot wound.

Brain injuries are common and can lead to short- or long-term health problems. The injury’s severity determines the degree of disability, potentially affecting thinking, mobility, and communication.

Delaware NeuroRehab is a group medical practice specializing in treating brain injuries. The interdisciplinary team works together to create comprehensive programs that address every need for recovery.

What causes brain injuries?

Any injury or illness can cause a brain injury. These are called acquired brain injuries and include:


A stroke occurs when there’s a disruption in blood flow to the brain, preventing the delivery of oxygen to the brain cells. Without oxygen, brain cells die, leading to brain damage. 

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

A TBI refers to any head injury that affects how the brain works. A conclusion is a TBI.

Anoxic or hypoxic brain injuries

Anoxic brain injuries occur when there’s a complete lack of oxygen to the brain, resulting in brain damage. A hypoxic brain injury occurs when there’s a reduction in oxygen-rich blood to the brain. 

Stroke, toxic anoxia (poison), and anoxic anoxia (suffocation) are anoxic and hypoxic brain injuries.

Brain tumors, brain infections, and vascular malformations in the brain (aneurysms) can also cause an acquired brain injury. Cancer that metastasizes to the brain can also cause a brain injury.

What happens during an evaluation for brain injuries?

Delaware NeuroRehab Institute treats the entire spectrum of brain injuries, from concussion to coma. During an evaluation, the team reviews the details of the injury and performs tests to assess thinking and physical function.

What are the treatments for brain injuries?

The interdisciplinary team at Delaware NeuroRehab works to create individual treatment programs for people with brain injuries. Treatment can include:

  • Physiatry
  • Speech therapy
  • Physical therapy 
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychotherapy/Counselling
  • Neuropsychological evaluation 
  • Prescription medication
  • Medical assistive devices and adaptive equipment 

Delaware NeuroRehab Institute’s comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach reduces symptoms directly related to your injury and prevents and treats medical complications common after a brain injury.

Brain injuries are severe health conditions. Call Delaware NeuroRehab Institute today or schedule an appointment online for expert care. 

Services we offer
Delaware Physiatry offers a range of services for people with impairments or disabilities to restore mobility and cognitive functionality.