Soldier Praises Treatment Received At Traumatic Brain Injury ClinicPosted: Updated:
Sergeant Marcus Moore has seen a lot in his military career, serving three tours. But through it all, he's also fought a personal battle with health. While on one of those tours, he suffered a head injury. He started noticing strange symptoms when he came to Fort Drum in 2017.
"I had a lot of dizziness. I was having multiple headaches, being nauseous and just anxiety," he said.
At the beginning of 2018, he started treatment at the Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, Clinic on post.
"We specialize in a very unique field that many providers really just don't have the detailed understanding," said Dr. Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, TBI physical therapist.
By offering help like speech therapy, psychology, and neurology, Kirkpatrick says the clinic is able to help treat all symptoms of a brain injury.
Moore says he started noticing a difference after just a few appointments.
"My last headache was Thanksgiving and I have not had a headache since Thanksgiving due to TBI-related issues," he said.
Moore says there can be a stigma around soldiers or anybody seeking treatment for a brain injury. He thinks education is the key to breaking that stigma.
"Getting people to understand, truly understand what TBI actually is and what the clinic actually does," he said.
Helping soldiers recover and take care of their brain.