Traumatic brain injuries happen when a sudden injury causes mild to severe damage to your brain. According to the CDC, the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries is falling, followed by accidental blunt force trauma. If you’ve suffered from a traumatic brain injury, know the rehabilitation process isn’t easy. This blog is here to provide insight into the rehabilitation process.
There are various types of rehabilitation needed following a traumatic injury. The patient's path to recovery depends on the severity of the injury and the needs of the patient. If a patient has suffered severe enough trauma that affects their ability to do day to day activities like walk, think, and talk, they will most likely have to see a:
- Physical therapists will use techniques like exercising, stretching, and hands-on activities to restore functionality and strength to certain areas of the body.
- Occupational therapists work with traumatic brain injury patients to help them adapt to their new disabilities and everyday tasks.
- Speech therapists are there to assist people who have a hard time communicating after a severe injury. Beyond speech, speech therapists help with chewing, swallowing, and facial expressions.
- Psychologists work with patients to help them emotionally process the trauma they experienced in their accident.
It’s important to note that not all therapists or treatments are necessary for every brain injury. However, if you or a loved one experienced a traumatic injury resulting in a lack of mobility or daily functions, it's best to seek treatment in multiple areas.
When it comes to a traumatic brain injury, the cost of care can quickly add up. You shouldn’t have to deal with the price of recovery, especially when it comes at the hands of someone else’s negligence. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Give our personal injury attorneys a call at (800) 848-6168 or fill out this form to get your consultation started.