A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have devastating, lifelong consequences for a victim. As such, many wonder whether it’s possible to recover from a TBI completely.
Below, our Louisville personal injury attorneys discuss various treatment options for TBIs and whether it’s possible to be cured of them.
The Prognosis for a TBI
A patient’s recovery prognosis after a TBI will largely depend on the severity of their injury.
TBIs fall into three main categories: mild, moderate, and severe. While many mild TBIs will resolve on their own with proper rest and recovery, most severe TBIs rarely show significant improvement over time.
As such, the recommended treatments for each classification of TBI may include the following:
Treatments for Mild TBIs
Most mild TBIs will resolve on their own with a few days of rest. Those with a mild TBI can also take over-the-counter pain medications to help them with their symptoms. It’s important for those who have experienced any head injury to get proper rest before returning to activity. Failure to do so opens them up for a second, more debilitating injury.
Treatments for Moderate to Severe TBIs
Moderate to severe TBIs are more complicated. It’s rare for individuals who have experienced these injuries to recover fully. Most of the time, these individuals experience mild to severe symptoms for the remainder of their lives.
There are, however, several treatment options that can help these individuals manage their symptoms. These treatments include, but are not limited to, the following:
Medications. Certain medications, including anticonvulsants and antidepressants, can help TBI victims manage the seizures and mood instability they may experience.
Rehabilitation therapies. TBI victims may benefit from certain rehabilitative therapies, including physical therapy, speech therapy, and cognitive therapy.
There are other external factors that affect a patient’s recovery prognosis, including their access to high-quality medical care, their support system, and their attitude toward recovery.
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