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Posted on 06-13-2018
When involved in a car accident, there are several different types of injuries that may occur. One of these is a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Understanding TBI and how to address is the most effective way to help you recover from your injuries as much as possible.
A TBI is an injury affecting the brain. In car accidents, a TBI can develop simply from the head moving so quickly and causing the brain to move in an improper way inside of the skull. It may also develop if the head makes impact with anything during the car accident. The systems associated with TBI fall along a broad spectrum of possibilities, ranging from mental disorders to learning problems and behavior issues.
The treatment plan for a TBi will depend upon the type of injury that was sustained. Initial treatment should begin immediately following the accident, with a team of medical professionals meeting to determine the best course of action. The trauma team will monitor the body's vital functions will also initiated resuscitation procedures and responding to any potential life-threatening conditions. Immediate surgery may be necessary, with a neurosurgeon addressing brain and spinal cord injuries as an orthopedic surgeon works on broken bones and fractures.
Once stabilized, the after-care and rehabilitation you receive will have a significant impact on the extent and rate of your recovery. At Advanced Spine & Rehab, we are here to help you as you travel down that road to recovery from a car accident. Contact us to learn more.
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