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Can rehab help me with a traumatic brain injury?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Contact a brain injury rehabilitation program. If you have difficulty identifying one contact your state Brain Injury Association for recommendation

In brief: Yes

Contact a brain injury rehabilitation program. If you have difficulty identifying one contact your state Brain Injury Association for recommendation
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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David Miller
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rewiring

With a traumatic brain injury, a significant amount of "rewiring" in the brain must be done to overcome the damage caused by the injury.
Rehabilitation (physical, emotional, mental, etc) helps to do this in a slow, step-wise fashion. Over-stimulation is to be avoided at all cost for a tbi patient. Things must happen slowly until they are fully recovered.

In brief: Rewiring

With a traumatic brain injury, a significant amount of "rewiring" in the brain must be done to overcome the damage caused by the injury.
Rehabilitation (physical, emotional, mental, etc) helps to do this in a slow, step-wise fashion. Over-stimulation is to be avoided at all cost for a tbi patient. Things must happen slowly until they are fully recovered.
David Miller
David Miller
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student
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Dr. Emerald Lin
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Yes!

The amount of recovery 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.

In brief: Yes!

The amount of recovery 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.
Dr. Emerald Lin
Dr. Emerald Lin
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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology

In brief: Yes

Go to a place that specializes in care of tbi (traumatic brain injury).
Do a web search for your state - most states will have an organization that can help you.

In brief: Yes

Go to a place that specializes in care of tbi (traumatic brain injury).
Do a web search for your state - most states will have an organization that can help you.
Dr. Philip Chao
Dr. Philip Chao
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