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.

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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...

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...
Depends. Degree of trauma other mobility limitations the general principles: try it slowly a little at a time. If it hurts stop if it is tiring rest. Read more...
Depends on injury. This also depends on a number of things: the severity of the injury, any complications after injury, and the condition of the individual before and after injury. Activities should be guided by a healthcare professional, and center on returning the patient to as much of their prior function as possible. Symptoms must be used as a guide- such as headache, heartrate, blood pressure. Read more...

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...
To safe tolerance. Activity as much as is safe, perhaps with some supervision and depending on severity can be a good thing. While the real-life efficacy of neuro-rehab is a bit controversial, generally using your body and mind helps dendretic branching in the brain, development of alternate strategies and reduces muscular atrophy. However, failure experiences can be demoralizing. Judgment is key. Read more...

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...

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

Please re-think it. It just isn't a good idea to expose an already damaged brain to more potential injury from recreational drug use. In my experience, keeping in mind that tbis vary enormously, patients with tbi are prone to unpredictable reactions to both recreational and prescription drugs. I tell my patients with tbi "all bets are off" when it comes to predicting reactions and side effects of drugs and alcohol. Read more...
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...

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...

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...
Yes. Recovery entirely or partially is the goal of brain injury rehabilitation. Contact a brain injury rehabilitation program to enroll in their program. Read more...