How Do I Best Treat A Traumatic Brain Injury?

By Peter DePaolis

Your doctor may give you a list of rules to follow if you are treated with a TBI. Turning of and limiting your exposure to lights and electronics, and taking time to let your brain heal are just some of the ways to help treat a TBI. Those who take the time to let their brain heal can notice a significant difference. The most significant period of time for your brain to heal is within a one to two year span. Attorney Julie Heiden explains in this video how getting treatment as soon as possible can be impactful in helping to treat a TBI.

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TBI injuries are treated on a variety area. The most important thing for an individual to recognize if they’ve had a TBI is listen to what the doctors say; turn off the lights, turn off the electronics. What I’ve observed, not as a medical professional but as an individual who works with patients who are have traumatic brain injuries, there is a significant difference in those people who really take time for their brain to heal, in the ways denoted to them rather than trying to push it, push it. It’s very hard for any of us to just stop what we’re doing, but the best success you’re gonna have with a brain injury is to do just that; turn off the electronics, limit your exposure to you know certain lights, and just really let your brain heal. Doctors often say that if you’re beyond a year of suffering that brain injury, most definitely two years sometimes can go as long as two years for a lot of brain healing depending on the type of healing, but at some point in time in that probably two-year mark what you’re left with is what you’re going to be left with. So one of the most important things for a person who suffers from a traumatic brain injury is to get medical treatment within the time period, because the greater addressing the greater amount of cognitive therapy and the type of treatment that will help heal the brain that an individual can get in those first year, to two years is going to significantly impact their long-term prognosis. For more information please go to our website
About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.