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How do you treat a brain injury?

There are many types of brain injuries that can be classified according to how they were incurred to the symptoms that are suffered. In the most basic sense, brain injuries can be divided into two types: mild and severe. All brain injuries are serious, so it is important that you do not treat a case of "mild" brain injury lightly.

For mild brain injuries, the focus is on treating the symptoms. Typically this means using over the counter pain relievers to treat headaches and bed rest for the rest. Most mild brain injuries are concussions of some sort. Brain damage often occurs, not at the time of the injury, but in the days and weeks following the injury due to improper care. Doctors generally recommend that people who suffered a mild brain injury refrain from engaging in their normal activities until cleared by their doctor. Even though you may be cleared, you should still gradually reintegrate your usual routine. There is no clear timeline on when it is "safe" to get another concussion, so it is important to take it easy.

For severe brain injuries, the immediate focus is on stabilizing body functions, preventing further brain damage and preventing infections. Severe brain injuries can range from serious epileptic attacks to head injuries following a major car accident. Once the person is stabilized, he or she will be transferred to a rehabilitation facility to help with recovery. The rehabilitation process all depends upon the kind of injury suffered, but you will usually be required to continue your exercises at home.

Regardless of the type of brain injury or the severity, it is critical that you take proper care of yourself following the accident. Most major brain damage occurs because people leapt back into their normal routines too quickly and exacerbated their injuries. It is best to focus on your health and well-being before returning to your job or schoolwork. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury, then you may want to speak to a personal injury attorney. Take heed of your doctor's advice and remain vigilant for unusual behavior. Dealing with a brain injury can be challenging, but manageable.

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