Paths to recovery from TBI

May 02, 2016, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

Athletes and soldiers can be subject to repeated TBI without even knowing they have occurred. Sadly the cumulative impacts of the brain injuries, or the small concussions, can be huge. Brains that are injured don't always let a victim know they are injured. Classic signs of TBI or concussion like passing out, dizziness, headache, audio/visual disturbances are often absent.

TBI can occur at any point in your life and can be the result of major or minor blows to the head or body. Brain injury early on in life though can change the life path of a person completely though. Overcoming the injury and finding a new way to live life can be very hard.

TBI is called the invisible injury. Fewer that 10 of concussions result in lack of consciousness.  TBI mild-severe can cause gross motor impairment, visual impairment, cognitive and emotional problems, concentration and memory issues, inability to organize and solve problems. These problems are compounded as the patients are often not able to perceive their own injury at first. The symptoms can increase gradually over time. Leaving a patient who went home from the doctor thinking they are alright, to thinking they are crazy after a period of time and the symptoms begin to manifest. Lives can be completely changed due to TBI. Jobs and relationships lost, substance abuse and depression can become serious concerns.

Recovery from TBI requires diagnosis, treatment, acceptance of the disability by the patient and family and friends, patience and hard work. Those who have been successful say that working hard to push through the dark times is key to living a near normal life again. Treatment and therapy cannot be rushed.

There is a wonderful Netflix documentary called My Beautiful Broken Brain that may be of great help to people suffering from TBI and their family.

Posted under Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Concussion Syndrome, Pain and Suffering, Spinal Cord Injury, Treatment

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