Traumatic brain injuries are notoriously complex, and no two injuries will require the same exact treatment plan. However, depending on the severity of the injury, there are effective treatment options that can be implemented to help the patient recover, mitigate symptoms, and live a life as independently as possible. Below, we discuss some treatments available to TBI survivors.
Some moderate or severe traumatic brain injuries are considered emergency situations and may require the patient to undergo immediate brain surgery. Such treatment is often a life-saving measure and focuses on minimizes potential brain damage and making sure that the person’s brain is getting enough oxygen and an adequate blood supply.
Surgery may be used to address the following situations after a brain injury:
- Removing clotted blood (hematomas). Bleeding within the brain or outside of it can result in a collection of clotted blood that puts dangerous pressure on the brain and brain tissue.
- Repairing skull fractures. Surgery may be used to repair broken skulls or remove pieces of the skull from the brain.
- Bleeding in the brain. Brain injuries that cause bleeding within the brain may require surgery to stop the bleeding.
- Opening a window in the skull. If there is excessive pressure within the brain or skull, often due to bleeding, surgery may be used to create a window in the skull in order to relieve the pressure.
Additionally, certain rehabilitation therapies may be utilized in order to improve a patient’s ability to perform daily activities and function as normally as possible. Rehab may begin while the patient is in the hospital and continue in outpatient services once they are discharged. The following are such examples of rehabilitation therapy that may be beneficial for TBI patients:
- Physical therapy builds strength, improves flexibility, and restores energy levels
- Occupational therapy helps a patient relearn how to perform daily tasks
- Speech and language therapy improves communication and the ability to speak, form words, and understand nonverbal communication
- Psychological counseling helps a patient learn coping skills and improve emotional health
- Cognitive therapy improves memory, attention, judgment, perception, and learning abilities
Helping You Recover the Right Way
After an accident, recovering from your injuries should be your top priority. Since personal injury claims involving brain injuries are oftentimes complex, the legal process can be overwhelming, confusing, and scary. The good news is that you don’t have to go through it alone.
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