Trauma and Neurological Services

Trauma Care & Neurological Services in Texas

From Concussions and Strokes to Fractures and Injuries

Surepoint Emergency Centers was founded on the principle of providing specialized care for Texas patients when they need it the most. Whether you’ve had a stroke, suspect your shoulder has been dislocated or your child was bitten by a stray dog in the neighborhood, we’re ready to care for you. We have expert emergency physicians and qualified ER nurses available to provide a variety of trauma and neurological services for all of your family’s needs, including the following:Broken Ankle

  • Strokes
  • Back pain
  • Burns
  • Concussions
  • Dislocations
  • Dog bites/cat bites
  • Falls
  • Head injuries
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Seizures
  • Sports injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Fractures

Common Signs You May Be Having a Stroke

It’s estimated that as many as 800,000 Americans suffer from a stroke every year. When a person has a stroke, it means their brain isn’t getting the blood and oxygen it needs to function correctly. This could be caused by a burst blood vessel or by plaque buildup in your arteries, resulting in a blockage or the formation of blood clots. A stroke may result in brain damage, disability, or even death. Here are some common signs you may be having a stroke and should seek immediate treatment:

  • Numbness/weakness in your face, arms, or legs (may be one-sided but not necessarily)
  • Difficulty speaking (slurred speech) or understanding others
  • Confusion, dizziness, or uncoordinated movements
  • Sudden, severe headache/possible loss of consciousness
  • Trouble focusing with one or both eyes/sudden vision loss
  • Inability to walk or a lost sense of balance
  • Drooping face or arms
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty swallowing or eating/drinking

It should be noted that not all patients having a stroke experience all of these symptoms, and they may vary greatly in their severity. Some stroke symptoms may gradually increase over the course of minutes or hours, while some may come all at once. It’s possible to suffer from a minor stroke and not even be aware of it. Time is of the essence when treating a stroke victim. Act immediately!

Common Signs You Could Be Suffering from a Concussion

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain or head injury that may be caused by a sudden blow to the head, auto accident, sports injury, or fall. A concussion is usually temporary, but it can have long-term effects and symptoms that may take days, weeks, or even longer to show up in certain individuals. Here are common signs you could be suffering from a concussion and may require emergency medical care:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Mental confusion/feeling dazed
  • Amnesia after a traumatic event
  • Slurred speech
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Ringing sensation in the ears
  • Loss of balance
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Irritability/mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Taste and smell disorders

Concussions are especially challenging to diagnose in toddlers and small children who may not be able to describe how they’re feeling. If you believe you or your child has suffered a concussion, it’s recommended that you seek emergency treatment within 24 hours or less of the injury for best results. Please contact us with any questions you may have. We work with many local schools for sports-related injuries, offering quick diagnosis and treatment with our on-site CT Scanner and X-ray equipment.

Warning Signs You Could Have a Fracture or Dislocation

Surepoint Emergency Centers work closely with many local school sports teams, treating fractures and dislocations. A fracture usually results in a broken or cracked bone, while a dislocation happens when two bones are knocked out of place at the joint that connects them. Fractures and dislocations may be caused by trauma, repetitive motion strains, osteoporosis, and other medical conditions that may weaken your bones over time. Here are warning signs you could have a fracture or dislocation and may require emergency medical care:

  • Severe pain at the site of injury
  • Restricted movement of the affected area
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising or discoloration
  • Bleeding
  • Signs of deformity

A stress fracture can take years to develop, but it’s usually apparent when you have an opened, compound fracture or dislocation. The easiest type of fracture to spot is an open or compound fracture in which your broken bone breaks through the skin. Treatments for fractures and dislocations may vary according to severity, but they usually include a cast or brace to hold a broken bone in place while it heals or the use of a sling or a splint to keep a dislocated joint in place. A compound fracture may require emergency surgery.

We can diagnose an injury quickly with our in-house CT Scanner and X-ray equipment.

Emergency Trauma Care in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Surepoint Emergency Centers is trained to recognize, diagnose, and treat many types of medical traumas and neurological disorders. Whether you have a fracture, burn, seizure, or head injury, we’ll take care of you as if you were family. Visit one of our emergency centers in Azle, Chisholm Trail (Fort Worth), Denton, Corpus, Padre Island, Pantego, Stephenville, or Weatherford when you need emergency trauma care in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. When you visit us, you will be rest assured, knowing your medical needs were met by caring, qualified physicians and staff. Please call us to speak with a member of our experienced trauma care team today!