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What rehabilitation steps could help with brain injury recovery?

There are some severe injuries that residents in Connecticut and elsewhere never expect to suffer. But due to our daily life, such as driving motor vehicles, it is possible to be a victim in a serious automobile collision. As a result, a victim suffers a head trauma, causing present and future mental and health problems. While medical advancements have come a long way for brain injury sufferers, it is still a rough and long road of recovery.

What rehabilitation steps could help with brain injury recovery? A head injury could severely impact a victim's cognitive and physical functions. Thus it is imperative that certain rehabilitative actions are taken to address these impairments. Based on recent scientific studies for those suffering a cortical injury, a longer and more intense period of rehabilitation resulted in greater benefits, such as visible recovery to some degree.

The problem with brain injury recovery is not that medical professionals are limited with rehabilitation methods or are unaware of the most effective treatment methods. The problem that many victims face is that their health insurance does not provide coverage for the most beneficial rehabilitation methods. In other words, insurance typically covers brief periods of rehab, with the goal being to teach them to get good enough to go home. However, if insurance companies would cover longer and more intensive rehab, there is a greater chance of actually recovering more function.

In the past several years, several studies have documented the plasticity and ability of the central nervous system of adults to recover from brain trauma. However, it took medical professionals some time to answer the question - what is the best way to encourage the repair and regrowth of damaged nerve cells and connections.

If you are a victim of an accident that resulted in a serious injury, such as a brain injury, it is likely that you will require much medical treatment and rehabilitation for the injury. This could become costly, resulting in financial hardships. If a negligent party is to blame for the accident and resulting injuries, it is possible to place liability on that party. A personal injury claim helps hold a negligent party accountable and assists with the recovery of compensation.

Source: Health.ucsd.edu, "Longer, Intense Rehabilitation Boosts Recovery After Brain Injury," Scott LaFee, Feb. 22, 2016

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