Recuperation from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) fluctuates based on the damage done to the brain however is achievable. Recovery can take up to months or even years after the initial injury. Depending on the severity of the TBI, some victims may not recovery at all. Mild traumatic brain injuries more often than not, require no treatment other than a lot of rest and if need be low dose pain relievers.  Although the traumatic brain injury is mild, the victim will likely be observed closely for any worsening or new symptoms. It is important to seek out immediate medical attention if you or someone you know is experiencing any type of head trauma.

Treatments include:

  • Puncturing the skull to relieve pressure and allow fluid to drain.
  • Removing pieces of the skull from the brain
  • An Intracranial pressure (ICP) is a bolt that is placed in the skull to monitor pressure.
  • Brain tissue may be removed to make room for living brain tissue.
  • Rehabilitation treatment
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