Medical Advances for Brain Injury Victims
More than 1.5 million Americans experience traumatic brain injuries. Approximately 80% of the victims end up requiring emergency room care, where the medical costs are often substantial. Many brain injury victims either over the age of 65 or are children under the age of 15 because these groups are often either physically vulnerable or have brains that are still developing. Despite medical advances for brain injury victims, there is still much to be learned about these conditions, and those who suffer from these debilitating injuries often feel the effects of them for a lifetime.
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Many new treatment methods are available for brain injury victims. Some of the various strategies that medical professionals utilize include the following:
- Treatment for mild traumatic brain injuries. One recent medical advancement involves how to best help people with mild brain juries. Sometimes referred to as concussions, mild traumatic brain injuries sometimes require little more than rest to recover. While this condition is less serious than other brain injuries, it is still vital to follow a health care provider’s recommendations. Young adults who experience concussions during sports should avoid playing the sport for some time, while people with mild traumatic brain injuries should limit the time they spend doing certain harmful activities like staring at computer screens.
- Emergency treatment for traumatic brain injuries. In many cases, emergency care is dedicated to stabilizing a patient and making sure that the patient survives brain injuries. Some noteworthy medical advances in this area include making sure a victim’s brain receives adequate oxygen, controlling blood pressure, and decreasing the risk of additional injury. Surgery is also sometimes required to prevent additional brain damage. There are several types of surgeries for brain injuries, which include relieving pressure in the skull, removing clotted blood, and repairing skull fractures.
- Medical advancements over the last few decades have resulted in an increase in the number of medications that can be used to treat traumatic brain injury symptoms and to lower the associated risks. Some of these include anti-anxiety medications to reduce nervousness, anticoagulants to reduce the chance of blood clots, anticonvulsants to prevent seizures, antidepressants to treat symptoms of depression, muscle relaxers to reduce muscle spasms, and stimulants to increase a person’s attention. Researchers are continuing to search for medications that can be used to treat traumatic brain injuries. It is likely that we will see medications that can more easily alleviate symptoms associated with traumatic brain injuries and better handle pain associated with the condition.
- Rehabilitation therapies represent a substantial step forward in brain injury treatment. Rehab helps individuals with traumatic brain injuries relearn critical skills like walking, tying shoe laces, practicing self-hygiene, and other activities necessary for daily living. Rehabilitation for traumatic brain injuries includes several types of therapy tailored for cognitive, emotional, and physical challenges. Based on a person’s injury, treatments may be necessary for either a short time after or a much longer period. Some traumatic brain injury victims may require therapy for the rest of their lives. Physical therapy can help rebuild a person’s strength and dexterity, occupational therapy can help individuals relearn daily living activities, speech therapy can help to improve the oral communication of a patient, psychological counseling can help a victim process the emotional hardships that often accompany traumatic brain injuries, vocational therapies can help people with traumatic brain injuries return to work, and cognitive therapies can help improve the memory and acuity of a person with a brain injury.
If you or a loved one experiences a serious brain injury in a car accident, you should not hesitate to speak with a knowledgeable Florida car accident lawyer who can help to make sure that you receive cutting-edge medical advances for brain injury victims. At Gerson & Schwartz, PA, we are committed to fighting for the results victims deserve, and we will do everything necessary to hold the responsible party accountable. Brain injury victims often struggle with large debts including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation to begin pursuing the compensation you deserve.