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

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
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.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Yes: It may take some time, but with rehabilitation services it is possible that some injured persons will regain movement. The degree of recovery will vary with the injury. Oftern takes weeks, months or years of rehabilitation involvement.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: This would depend on the location and extent of the injury. I also believe that your questions implies there is no concurrent spinal cord injury. Injury to the brain can afffect specific cortical regions (ie. Motor) and fiber tracts. The patient can recover as the contusions resolves over time. Intense rehabilitation may help the patient regain some of his movement.

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