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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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How to regain balance after a brain injury (cva)?

How to regain balance after a brain injury (cva)?

PT: Physical therapy, including vestibular therapy (balance exercises) can help you regain your balance. ...Read more

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How do I perform vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury?

How do I perform vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury?

Specialist: You usually should see an optometrist or opthalmologist who has special interest and training in this area. They can recommend and fit you for special glasses that may help as well as recommend other types of rehabilitation programs usually in conjunction with an occupational therapist. These specialist are usually affiliated with rehabilitation hospitals although they also may be independent. ...Read more

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Will balance recover after a traumatic brain injury? How long will it take?

Will balance recover after a traumatic brain injury? How long will it take?

Yes: Significant head trauma can result in a concussion to the inner ear. Most patients will have complete resolution of balance symptoms but recovery is variable and may last only a few days or may last several months. Vestibular rehabiliation exercise can help expedite recovery and be helpful. ...Read more

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What are some rehabilitation exercises to do after a traumatic brain injury?

What are some rehabilitation exercises to do after a traumatic brain injury?

Brain Injury: Rehabilitation after a traumatic brain injury depends on the deficit. However, a multi-discipline approach with physical, occupational and speech therapy is needed. The treatment depends on the injury. Seek help through your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good rehabilitation exercises to do after a traumatic brain injury?

Could you tell me what are good rehabilitation exercises to do after a traumatic brain injury?

TBI treatment: Brain injury can cause many different types of cognitive and emotional deficits. The first step is to establish what the deficits are by having a neuropsychological evaluation. Then speech and cognitive therapists will help provide exercises and routines to improve or manage these deficits. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to regain a persons sitting balance after suffering a brain injury?

What are the best tips to regain a persons sitting balance after suffering a brain injury?

Neuro-otology: It is not uncommon for a patient to have balance problems after brain injury. This may be related to damage to the semi-circular canals in the temporal bones. This is part of the vestibular apparatus that controls balance. If this does not improve over time, there are very sophisticated methods to visualize this and test this region--this is the specialty of neuro-otology. ...Read more

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When does rehabilitation start after a traumatic brain injury?

Immediately: The rehabilitation program should start in the acute care hospital. In this phase, the main goals are prevention of complications such as pressure sores, contractures of the muscles and tendons, prevention of pneumonia, clots in the legs or arms and provision of adequate nutrition. Following this mobilization, getting the brain injured person out of bed if possible, cognitive retraining are some. ...Read more

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When can you have a drink after a traumatic brain injury? The accident was 2.5 months ago. No memory problems, balance is good. Done with ot.

When can you have a drink after a traumatic brain injury? The accident was 2.5 months ago. No memory problems, balance is good. Done with ot.

Probably ok: If alcohol is important to you, you are probably ok at this point to have a drink- a drink. Notice i did not say drinks. There should be no rush after traumatic brain injury but at this point, one drink should have no bad effect on you. But again, significantly limit your alcohol intake. ...Read more

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Can someone recover after a traumatic brain injury?

Can someone recover after a traumatic brain injury?

Yes: Recovery entirely or partially is the goal of brain injury rehabilitation. Contact a brain injury rehabilitation program to enroll in their program. ...Read more

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Can you regain movement in paralyzed limbs after a traumatic brain injury?

Never Ever Give Up: Most improvement will usually occur in the period after the injury depending on severity. Additional improvement can occur up to 18 months later but remember never ever give up! with continued work and careful exercizes improvements can continue to be evident long after therapies stop. ...Read more

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Help please! is driving after a traumatic brain injury supposed to be hard?

It can be: You need to be cleared to resume driving by an evaluation at a rehab facility. ...Read more

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How long will it take to "get better" after a traumatic brain injury?

How long will it take to "get better" after a traumatic brain injury?

Upto 9 months: Initial improvements might take upto 9 months even after that might require further group rehabilitation. ...Read more

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How do you identify brain damage from head trauma or from a concussion, a year after the fact?

How do you identify brain damage from head trauma or from a concussion, a year after the fact?

Possibly by MRIs: Mri technology has advanced dramatically in the last few years. Specialized sequences looking at the white fiber tracts or looking for signs of micro hemorrhages (t2-star sequences) are useful for detecting abnormalities. If the head injury is more severe clinically, there are usually more findings on mri. These may be followed over time with serial MRI scans to see if they hopefully improve. ...Read more

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After a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage, how long does a patiently typically get over motor apraxia? And photophobia? How can I best accelerate recovery

After a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage, how long does a patiently typically get over motor apraxia? And photophobia? How can I best accelerate recovery

It's variable: We all recover differently to various injuries or illnesses. In general, if you are young and have no medical problems, you will do better than someone older with lots of medical problems. Your best bet is to rest and let the brain recover. ...Read more

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What activities would be recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury to gain back functionality?

Physical and mental: Most doctors recommend moderate physical activity to aid in healing, coupled with mental activities tailored to your injury. Physical and occupational therapists usually assist with this. However, it is important to stop as soon as you feel fatigued. And if you haven't already, see someone in a clinic that specializes in treating traumatic brain injury. ...Read more

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How long do you have to stay in physical therapy after recovering from a gunshot wound?

How long do you have to stay in physical therapy after recovering from a gunshot wound?

As long as it takes: This totally depends on the location and severity of the gunshot wound. The duration of therapy will be determined based on these factors and your response to the therapy. Work with your pt and follow their guidelines. ...Read more

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What can an occupational therapist do to improve one's abilities after a motorcycle accident?

What can an occupational therapist do to improve one's abilities after a motorcycle accident?

Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy, or ot, is the type of therapy that helps a person return to the ability to carry out activities of daily living. That could mean something as simple as putting on a shirt or picking up a spoon, or more sophisticated chores as balancing a checkbook or driving a car. Some view ot as working with the upper extremity and pt with the lower, but that is too simplistic. ...Read more

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What does a blackout feel like/do to you after a brain injury?

What does a blackout feel like/do to you after a brain injury?

Depends: Blackouts can be a lot of things. Related to head injury they may be epileptic seizures. Usually there is no warning and you awake somewhat confused. In any event a neurologist should advise you. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a traumatic brain injury?

How to know if I have a traumatic brain injury?

Go to ER !: Traumatic brain injury can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects: no loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed, confused or disoriented •loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes •memory or concentration problems •headache •loss of consciousness from several minutes to hours •profound confusion •agitation, combativeness or other unusual behavior•slurred speech. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more