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Treatment For 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
First : First off, i would like to thank you for your service to our country. I can't tell you if the benefits from medical marijuana outweigh the risks in your particular case there can be very significant deterimental effects from marijuana. I would like to suggest another option, which is now available at some va medical centers-. Medical acupuncture. This is performed by a physician. So many of our wounded warriors are obtunded by massive use of opiates to control their pain. There life can literally revolve around physical and emotional pain and it's treatment. Medical acupuncture is safe, effective and pretty non-invasive. It is now being used at military treatment facilities as well as in the battlefield. There are protocols for traumatic brain injuries, headache pain, post traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, ringing in the ears, loss of balance and more. I am using acupuncture at the military treatment facility that i work at. It provides hope and a real vehicle for recovery. God bless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: I would first need to see the patient in the office, see what the issues are and the history, do some testing in the office and then discuss with the person what i thought and what i wanted to do about it, be it therapy, medication or both. I would then follow the person over time and modify the treatment as time goes along...I say this because i'm a neuropsychiatrist. ...Read more
Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more
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