If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident or a slip and fall accident, you may feel overwhelmed when it comes to treatment. Many traumatic brain injury survivors will be on a long road to recovery, which can be an incredibly frustrating process. Many patients feel like they are taking one step forward and one step back when it comes to regaining the skills and the function they had lost due to their traumatic brain injury.
Many People with Traumatic Brain Injuries Need Rehabilitation
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you will likely need to undergo rehabilitation. Rehabilitation after an accident can vary depending on your unique traumatic brain injury. You may need to enter an around-the-clock rehabilitation facility for a few weeks or a few months. Or, you may be able to receive outpatient speech therapy, occupational therapy, and/or physical therapy. There are many different types of rehabilitation facilities, including the following:
- Outpatient rehabilitation hospitals
- Inpatient rehabilitation hospitals
- Home-based rehabilitation
- An independent living facility that provides some assistance
- A comprehensive daytime rehabilitation program
Every rehabilitation program is unique. Your rehabilitation team will evaluate your needs and your unique condition and develop a program that is tailored to help you. Your individual program may include some or all of the following types of therapies:
- Physical medicine
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Psychological care
- Psychiatric care
- Social support
- Speech and language therapy
- Cognitive Therapy
Finding the Right Treatment After a TBI Injury: What are the Benefits of Therapy?
All of these therapies can help you regain as many skills as possible. Rehabilitation often helps people in the following ways:
- Improve your ability to function in your community and at home
- Help treat the physical and mental symptoms of your traumatic brain injury
- Provide you with needed emotional and social support
- Help you adapt to the changes you have undergone due to the impact of your traumatic brain injury
- Help you manage and prevent pain from your traumatic brain injury
- Assist you with any muscle spasm and weakness you may have
- Help with sexual functional problems as well as reproductive problems
- Help with any pressure ulcers or bladder or bowel problems
- Help you gain strength and become more coordinated
- Help you regain your adaptive skills and self-care skills.
Contact an Experienced Lawyer About Filing a Lawsuit
Many Americans are uninsured or underinsured. Treating a traumatic brain injury can be too costly and require ongoing physical and occupational therapy. Those who suffer severe traumatic brain injuries often require around-the-clock care in a skilled nursing facility, which can cost millions of dollars. When your traumatic brain injury results from another person’s negligence or recklessness, you may have a right to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. At Griggs Injury Law, we have helped many Kansas and Missouri clients recover compensation for their traumatic brain injuries. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.