How is a TBI treated?

The reality is that very little can be done to reverse brain damage that has occurred. However, doctors can work to reduce further injury, which is why it is critical to get a potential TBI victim medical treatment as soon as possible. Initially, doctors will focus on ensuring that sufficient oxygen gets to the brain and that blood flow to the brain remains consistent. A patient will also be closely monitored to make sure that the situation does not worsen. After that, TBI patients will usually receive rehabilitation in various areas such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as psychological and social support. Surgery is often needed for a TBI patient for a variety of reasons.

Posted in: Brain Injuries FAQs