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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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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 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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Please tell me how long it takes for to "get better" after a traumatic brain injury?

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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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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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) after a traumatic brain injury? How will it affect me?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) after a traumatic brain injury? How will it affect me?

Traumatic braininjur: I feel empathy for your traumatic brain injury. Xanax (alprazolam) is used for Treatment of Anxiety. If you are very worried, upset, irritable, tense; and brooding, Xanax (alprazolam) can help. See Neurologist for Diagnosis and present status of your traumatic brain injury. Discuss with Psychiatrist • Diagnosis of Anxiety • Benefits and side effects of Xanax (alprazolam) • Therapy for stresses in life; and to develop coping skills ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) after a traumatic brain injury? How will it affect me?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) after a traumatic brain injury? How will it affect me?

Yes, you can: Xanax (alprazolam) is a great medication and is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Unfortunately, like many others medication Xanax (alprazolam) has many side effects and should be taken as directed by your doctor. Take care. ...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.

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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Tips for recovering regarding traumatic brain injury?

Tips for recovering regarding traumatic brain injury?

Brain stimulation: Brain stimulation using audio visual aides, puzzles, games and also physical exercise would help in the recovery process. ...Read more

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How likely is recovering from traumatic brain injury?

How likely is recovering from traumatic brain injury?

Time will tell: The nervous system is a remarkable combination of fragility and resilience. It takes time (and therapy) to recover from brain injury, and there is (unfortunately) no way of knowing how fast or how complete the recovery will be. ...Read more

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What activities for a person recovering from traumatic brain injury?

What activities for a person recovering from traumatic brain injury?

Best to see a prof: Although one can work on their memory with practice and practice focusing, it would be best to contact a rehab person who specializes in post head injury cognitive rehab. ...Read more

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What activities are recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?

What activities are recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?

Depends on severity: This answer to too long for this forum. Depending on the deficits it is all about activities of daily living first and promoting independence. Continued pt/ot/speech therapy if needed. Be aware of stimulus levels because this can overwhelm someone with tbi. ...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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Doctors! What activities would be recommended for a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?

Exercise the brain: The brain is capable of far more plasticity than was ever thought possible. The key is persistent work at tasks that are difficult. If an arm is not working well, repeated practice will allow other parts of the brain to assume function and make the arm function better. This takes time and lots of heard work. If the therapy is easy, the chances are that it is not going to help. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ganja on a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?

What are the side effects of ganja on a person recovering from a traumatic brain injury?

I forget?: Don't need to be a scientist to knwo cannabis (thc) impairs memory - even avid pot-smokers cheech & chong have immortalized a track about it on their up in smoke album. Studies show interference with verbal memory and learning, reaction times etc, and thc can be found in brains of heavy smokers 6 months after stopping. Probably not permanent, but it takes months to clear up - seen it in patients. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a traumatic brain injury to C2 vertabra that has healed to have caused life long mucus, anxiety and gaggy feeling issues? Thanks!

Unlikely: You may have had a C2 fracture that was ACCOMPANIED by a TBI. More likely related to your ENT issues that appear to dominate the clinical picture in this setting. ...Read more

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My head is hurting. I've recently been recovering from a traumatic brain injury over a year ago. What is the problem.? Back left side of head hurts.

My head is hurting. I've recently been recovering from a traumatic brain injury over a year ago. What is the problem.? Back left side of head hurts.

Postconcussive HA: Your headache may be what is referred to as part of a postconcussive syndrome. Or post dramatic headache. The good news is these headaches are generally self-limited which means they tend to go away on their own. The bad news, it can take time. A good neurologist or headache specialist is well-versed in treating these types of headaches. Seek one out and they should be able to help you. ...Read more

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Traumatic brain injury patient (severe concussion)mostly recovered now just headaches caused by noise. Legs now started jolting uncontrollably-am I ok?

Traumatic brain injury patient (severe concussion)mostly recovered now just headaches caused by noise. Legs now started jolting uncontrollably-am I ok?

Postconcussive syndr: You may be suffering from a postconcussive syndrome which primarily includes headaches/dizziness following a strong blow to the head or traumatic brain injury. There are ways to control the legs with medication, however, have you gotten a CT/MRI of the head yet if this was a severe blow? Wanna talk about it? Www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi Key Code to make virtual appointment: PDXFNR ...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


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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