Coma is a condition in which you have a decreased level of consciousness. With a coma, a patient cannot be wakened by physical or auditory stimulation. There are different levels of consciousness and responsiveness with a coma that depends on how much or little the brain is functioning.
There are many problems that can cause coma, including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Brain tumors
- Lack of oxygen
- Toxin exposure
- Drugs and alcohol
While some individuals will recover from a coma, others will remain in a vegetative state or die. For those who recover, there may be major or minor disabilities.
At the Traumatic Brain Injury Center, we provide complete evaluation and diagnosis of coma cases.
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The Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute provides expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries caused by sudden brain trauma. Our expert team of neurosurgeons and neurologists is available 24/7 to offer the latest diagnostic technology and treatment options for patients with traumatic brain injuries.