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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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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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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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When does rehabilitation start after a traumatic brain injury?

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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Can someone recover after a traumatic brain injury?

Can someone recover after a traumatic brain injury?

Yes and No: There is always some residual. May be as little as 1-2 % or greater. May take 12-24 months to be all you can be. ...Read more

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What are typical behavior changes after a traumatic brain injury?

Personality change: Brain injury can cause many changes in behavior. Patients may become more impulsive and short-tempered. They also can be forgetful, and slow-responding. ...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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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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Please tell me how long it takes for to "get better" after a traumatic brain injury?

Recovery from TBI: You have not said the severity and extent of a tbi. Concussion, the mildest tbi symptoms may normalize after hours to days, to as long as a year. More severe brain injuries depend on the type and extent of the damage. Most improvement will occur during the first year after the injury. Improvement may continue for the next several years. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

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


Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Traumatic brain injury is 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