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What rehabilitation tactics are needed after a brain injury?

When a person in Fairfax suffers from a brain injury, the first priority is to make certain the injuries are treated properly to prevent death, extensive damage and the need for long-term care. Once a person is out of danger and begins to recover, it will become necessary to consider rehabilitative options to make certain he or she is able to return to some semblance of normalcy. Understanding the various forms of rehabilitation a person will need is the first step.

A brain injury isn't like a cut or a broken bone that can be treated and will recover with time. It can affect every part of the body and interfere with everyday functioning. Treatment is often required to make sure to mitigate the damage from brain trauma. Depending on the circumstances, the rehabilitation will either take place in the hospital after the injury has occurred or after the patient has been released and is in a special center designed for the various kinds of treatment.

Victims might require cognitive therapy, treatment for speech and language recovery, physical therapy, occupational therapy, vocational therapy, and more. There are also potential alternative treatments that might be used including meditation and use of a hyperbaric chamber. These treatments will require various specialists whose expertise is directly linked to helping those who have suffered a brain injury to recover. A speech therapist, physical therapist, recreational therapist, occupational therapist, cognitive therapist, neurologists, and psychiatrists could all be part of the treatment team.

Before moving forward with treatment, it can be difficult to determine exactly how the individual has been damaged by the brain injury. As the issues they're suffering from become evident, the strategies will become clearer. The treatments that a person who has experienced brain trauma will require can be extremely expensive. Because of this cost, seeking the assistance of an experienced attorney to discuss the incident and a possible legal filing can help one begin recovery.

Source: brainline.org, "Brain Injury Rehabilitation," accessed on April 2, 2015

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