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How to Treat a Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted By The Stewart Law Firm || 1-May-2020

Traumatic Brain Injury Treatments

Suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have devastating effects, and victims of a TBI may face life-long challenges. In many cases, a TBI victim may not be able to return to the life that they had before. A person who has a TBI may have difficulty with memory, motor skills, and personality changes as well as speech problems, and mood swings. Read on to learn more about the treatments and therapies for a TBI.

Medical Treatments

A mild TBI, which is often referred to as a concussion, may not require any special medical treatment other than getting rest and limiting activities, such as spending time in front of a computer screen or and restricting physical activities.

Should someone sustain a severe TBI, they may need to undergo surgery as an emergency medical treatment to reduce the risk of further damage to the brain, such as:

  • Remove blood clots
  • Repair fractures in the skull
  • Relieve pressure in the skull

Medication

A person who has a traumatic brain injury may need to take the following medications for their associated symptoms such as:

  • Anti-anxiety medication to reduce feelings of fear and nervousness
  • Anticoagulants to prevent blood clotting
  • Anticonvulsants to curtail seizures
  • Antidepressants to treat symptoms of mood swings and depression
  • Muscle relaxants to lower the occurrence of muscle spasms
  • Stimulants to boost alertness and attention span

Therapies

Most people who have sustained a TBI will need to undergo rehabilitation therapy to help with the physical, emotional, and cognitive issues that often come along with a TBI. Rehabilitative therapies may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Psychological counseling
  • Vocational counseling
  • Cognitive therapy

Suspect a TBI? We’re Here to Help

If you suspect you may have a TBI after being subjected to blunt force trauma, contact your doctor immediately for an evaluation — even if you do not have any current symptoms.

Additionally, working with one of our Austin personal injury attorneys can increase your chances of recovering compensation from any liable parties. This will help you down the line if you have to undergo extensive medical treatment or miss significant amounts of time at work due to your injury.

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