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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy an effective treatment for chronic brain injury?

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy an effective treatment for chronic brain injury?

Research underway: Here are a constelation of studies: http://www.Medicalgasresearch.Com/content/1/1/21. Most studies have been done with severe traumatic brain injury patients. I believe that the jury is still out. ...Read more

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Dr. Wil Ausborn
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Music Therapy (Definition)

Music therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders is based on the idea that the part of the brain that communicates through music is different from the parts that communicate through speech. Perhaps music is a way to better communicate with children with autism, and perhaps, in turn, the process of musical improvisation may help people with autism to develop communicative skills that extend beyond music, and may improve ...Read more


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What is the best treatment to improve the executive function of the brain, to effectively articulate thoughts; after a traumatic brain injury?

What is the best treatment to improve the executive function of the brain, to effectively articulate thoughts; after a traumatic brain injury?

NUMBER OF CHOICES: Pharmacological approaches include ritalin, nuvigil, adderall, modafanil, to enhance alertness and attention, but other approaches include rehab programs of speech therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapies, and even biofeedback. Although there is little benefit for the memory enhancing agents used in alzheimer's, and occasional pt may be helped by galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide). ...Read more

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What is the initial treatment, by the emt's, for brain injury in an infant to prevent further brain damage?

What is the initial treatment, by the emt's, for brain injury in an infant to prevent further brain damage?

ABC's: Airway, breathing, circulation. These are the tenets of "in the field" first aid. They establish an airway (can be basic or actual endotracheal tube), breathing (mouth to mouth or bag/mask ventilation can also give oxygen) and (circulation: chest compressions)... That is generally all that is at their disposal. ...Read more

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I got mild traumatic brain injury 8months ago.i got ptsd 5months ago.i have emotional numbness.will it go away without treatment?im 19yr old

I got mild traumatic brain injury 8months ago.i got ptsd 5months ago.i have emotional numbness.will it go away without treatment?im 19yr old

Polytrauma: Strongly recommend evaluation by polytrauma team. For TBI and PTSD, treatment should be symptom focused and evidenced based. Some of the same treatments that work well for PTSD can be used in individuals with mild TBI, and treatment should be individually tailored. Treatment is more complex and requires coordination and collaboration among various specialties. Please start the process! Take care. ...Read more

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Is alternative treatment safe or will it cause more harm than benefit? I am a 90% rated disabled vet due to a traumatic brain injury i recieved in the military which led to seizures, cluster headaches, and a miserable quality of living on high dose narcot

Is alternative treatment safe or will it cause more harm than benefit? I am a 90% rated disabled vet due to a traumatic brain injury i recieved in the military which led to seizures, cluster headaches, and a miserable quality of living on high dose narcot

Definition check: Do you mean complementary alternative medicine? This may not help very much with cluster headaches and seizures. Alternatives to narcotics though would be appropriate and probably more helpful. What are these alternatives? There are about 15 treatments to prevent seizures, if you needed them, and there are about 5-6 treatments to control cluster headaches. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is brain music therapy and how does it work?

What is brain music therapy and how does it work?

Experimental: According to the bmt website - "brain music therapy was developed in the early 1990s, at the moscow medical academy, in russia...A special technology was developed to turn a person’s unique brain waves into piano music." the listed research does not include any well designed and well controlled studies. ...Read more

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What is brain music therapy (bmt)? Does it work?

What is brain music therapy (bmt)? Does it work?

BMT is effective!: Brain music or bmt, is a form of biofeedback which was initially used to treat attentional problems, stress, insomnia, and anxiety conditions (general and performance). Research has demonstrated a high degree of effectiveness and the technique is low cost, and non-invasive. In most settings, individualized brainwave patterns are recorded and used as part of an overall treatment plan. ...Read more

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Do they use hyperbaric oxygen therapy at veterans hospitals for the vets that have traumatic brain injuries?

Do they use hyperbaric oxygen therapy at veterans hospitals for the vets that have traumatic brain injuries?

Being studied: I believe that dr. Tyson is correct. See: http://www.Va.Gov/vatap/docs/hbotbiiptsd2010tagm.Pdf (bibliography update: hyperbaric oxygen therapy for traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder). ...Read more

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Hello I have a brain injury due to a car accident I start treatments this week the last two day my skin is crawling and im scraching like crazy ?

Hello I have a brain injury due to a car accident I start treatments this week   the last two day my skin is crawling and im scraching like crazy     ?

Allergy?: If your treatments involve a new medication, you may be allergic to it. Call your doctor today to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for a loss of sex drive due to a brain injury?

Are there any treatments for a loss of sex drive due to a brain injury?

TBI sexual problem: Too broad questions. Severity of injury? Loss of consciousness? Skull fractures? With or without surgery, tbi may cause seizures and other disruptions in coordination between brain centers that control thoughts and function. Meds that help control the consequences can cause loss of desire. If too much problem to adapt to basic activities of daily living, desire may suffer. ...Read more

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Are there any therapy scholarships available for brain damage for people who live in countries like mine? i am very urgently asking for help ..

Are there any therapy scholarships available for brain damage for people who live in countries like mine? i am very urgently asking for help ..

Virtual consult: I am a neurologist and available for which we'll consult from anywhere in the world. Please provide all your detailed information and I can further evaluate and give you follow assessment and modalities of treatment appropriate for your condition. ...Read more

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Would hyperbaric oxygen therapy be effective for brain damage linked to long-term solvent abuse?

Would hyperbaric oxygen therapy be effective for brain damage linked to long-term solvent abuse?

No. The FDA lists 14: conditions for which the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen treatment outweigh its risks of painful & sometimes serious consequences. It is no help whatsoever for brain damage from any cause, ADHD, Autism. The FDA requests that you report any provider who claims that it is. See www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm364687.htm ...Read more

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Can you tell me about bep chemo for testicular cancer and experienced post-therapy brain damage or memory loss?

Can you tell me about bep chemo for testicular cancer and experienced post-therapy brain damage or memory loss?

It's common.: It's common for approximately 30% of patients to experience Post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment, in which they experience impaired attention, memory and reasoning abilities. Recovery varies depending on individual characteristics such as age and other medical conditions. You should consult with your physician to rule out other causes and get a neuropsychological evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to sustain brain injury or swelling from headbanging to music?

Actually, yes: 'headbanging' involves rapidly & forcefully whipping the head back and forth. It has been reported to cause neck injury, whiplash, and mild traumatic brain injury. Headbanging causes'coup-contracoup' injury due to brain impact against the rigid skull. Dizziness, headache, & confusion can result. Safer solutions would be to throw up your rock fist, steer clear of the mosh pit, & wear earplugs. ...Read more

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I have acquired mild traumatic brain injury.I have complicated symptoms like: i ahve no sensation( from music especially), cognitive, memory?

I have acquired mild traumatic brain injury.I have complicated symptoms like: i ahve no sensation( from music especially), cognitive, memory?

Treatment: First, you will slowly improve and recover some function over the next 18-24 months. Coping can be enhanced by multiple medications, and cognitive-behavioral speech therapies will also improve your situation. Perhaps a neurologist can supervise your rehabilitation. ...Read more

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I have a brain injury and sometimes i cry for no reason and i don't even feel sad is this normal?

I have a brain injury and sometimes i cry for no reason and i don't even feel sad is this normal?

Pseudobulbar maybe: Lesions in certain areas of the brain provoke this very commonly. Neurologist may confirm or rule out pseudobulbar symptoms or other causes. Ask your dr. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Vision problems after a traumatic brain injury, I don't see everything to the right as I can to the left by looking straight forward, anyway to repair?

Vision problems after a traumatic brain injury, I don't see everything to the right as I can to the left by looking straight forward, anyway to repair?

Assessment needed: Vision problems after tbi can occur at different levels, the eye itself or parts of the brain such as the optic nerves or occipital lobe of the brain. Neuro-opthalmologists may be hard to find, but this would be their particular area of expertise. ...Read more

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After my brain injury 3yr ago I can't exercise.It causes my symptoms to get worse.Neurologist said to do it only if I can.How can I loose weight then?

After my brain injury 3yr ago I can't exercise.It causes my symptoms to get worse.Neurologist said to do it only if I can.How can I loose  weight then?

You may need to: put much of your focus on healthy food choices & addressing caloric intake. I would ask your neurologist if there is any form of exercise which you might be able to tolerate. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. > ...Read more

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I want to know why i can't get any relief from this brain injury?

I want to know why i can't get any relief from this brain injury?

Can't answer: You have to provide more details. Specifically when, how, what tests were done and does a specialist care for you. No one can answer the question you posed without specifics. ...Read more

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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


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