Traumatic Brain Injury


CNI does not treat serious brain injuries.  We recommend that you immediately call our community partner, Craig Hospital, if you are dealing with a serious brain or spinal cord injury.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (MTBI’s), also sometimes referred to as concussions, are caused by blunt force trauma or penetration to the skull.

The terms mild brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), mild head injury (MHI), minor head trauma, and concussion may be used interchangeably, although the last is often treated as a narrower category. Although the term concussion is still used in sports literature as interchangeable with MHI or MTBI, the general clinical medical literature now uses MTBI instead.

Symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury may include memory or concentration problems, headache, dizziness, balance issues, blurred vision, sensitivity to light and sound, mood changes, depression, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, fatigue, etc.  Sometimes these symptoms occur for a very long time, which is why treatment is so important.

CNI has many resources and can help you find the best practitioners available.  In addition, CNI can offer you the following support services:


Counseling and Care Coordination: Both patients and caregivers are often in need of some coaching. CNI has licensed professional counselors and social workers that can provide quality assistance. For information, please contact Gaetha Mills at gmills@thecni.orgmore info

Neuro Rehabilitation: CNI’s rehab team focuses on balance, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, speech and many other functional tasks associated with traumatic brain injury. For more information, please contact Ellen Belle at ebelle@thecni.orgmore info

Patient Assistance: CNI provides short-term financial assistance to cover necessary services, physician care, and any additional care needs for traumatic brain injury patients. For information, please contact Gaetha Mills at

Back on Track Program: Young and/or active adults have the opportunity to participate in the Back on Track Program, which helps individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury return to work. For more information, please contact Ellen Belle at

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Colorado Neurological Insitute