Trauma and Neurological Services
Trauma Care & Neurological Services
We were founded on the principle of providing care for patients when they need it the most. Because we’re ready to care for you. We have emergency physicians and ER nurses available to provide a variety of services for all of your needs.
Signs of a Stroke
The CDC estimates that as many as 800,000 Americans will suffer from a stroke every year. When a person has a stroke, it means your brain isn’t getting the blood and oxygen it needs to function correctly. This is caused by a burst blood vessel or plaque buildup in your arteries, resulting in a blockage or the formation of blood clots. A stroke results in brain damage, disability, or death.
- Numbness/weakness in your face, arms, or legs (one-sided)
- Difficulty speaking or understanding others
- Confusion, dizziness, or uncoordinated movements
- Sudden, severe headache, and loss of consciousness
- Trouble focusing
- Inability to walk
- Drooping face or arms
- Difficulty swallowing or eating/drinking
Time is of the essence when treating a stroke victim. Act immediately!
Signs of a Concussion
A concussion is a type of brain or head injury that may be caused by a sudden blow to the head. Because even though a concussion is usually temporary, they can have long-term effects and symptoms that may take days, weeks, or even longer to show up. Here are common signs you are suffering from a concussion and may require emergency medical care. Here are some common signs:
- Loss of consciousness
- Confusion/feeling dazed
- Ringing in the ears
- Loss of balance
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Irritability/mood swings
- Loss of taste and smell
We recommended that you seek treatment within 24 hours for best results. So please contact us with any questions you may have.
Fractures and Dislocations
We work closely with many school sports teams, treating fractures and dislocations. Injuries caused by trauma, strains, and issues that may weaken your bones such as fractures and dislocations. So for fractures or dislocations, they need to be seen by a medical professional.
Because a stress fracture can take years to develop. They are only apparent when the break occurs. So the easiest type of fracture to spot is a compound fracture that’s when your broken bone breaks through the skin. Treatments for fractures and dislocations may vary according to severity, but they usually include something to hold a broken bone in place while it heals. A compound fracture may require surgery.
Emergency Trauma Care
You will discover our ER staff 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. You can be assured, knowing your medical needs will be met by caring physicians, and staff. Call us to speak with our experienced trauma care team today!
Surepoint Emergency Center is a proud member of The Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers