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While on your healing journey after an accident, it can be helpful to know what to expect. Media portrayal and misconceptions may make you think it isn’t likely to fully recover fully from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). 

However, the reality is full recovery is possible in many cases and most patients can make great progress with time, adequate support, and dedication to healing. Every case is unique and will depend on several different factors such as access to quality medical care.

Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

The ability to fully recover from a TBI largely depends on the severity which ranges from mild to moderate to severe. Some injuries resolve within a matter of months with no long-term effects while others result in short-term or even permanent disability. 

With mild TBIs, most people recover within a couple of months with most or all of their brain functions. 

Moderate injuries take a little bit longer and may require the help of medical practitioners through speech or language therapy, neurosurgery, or physical therapy. Most people recover their functions after some time.

A prognosis is more difficult for severe TBIs because of the many factors at play such as the amount of time in a coma state, location of the injury, and severity of the damage. A 

Keys to TBI Recovery

  • Consistent Effort. Full recovery is best achieved through consistent effort. Not putting in the effort puts you at risk of stalling your brain’s healing. Rehabilitation may be necessary in more serious cases.
  • Engaging Neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is how your brain rewires itself by creating new nerve cells and forming new neural pathways that may have been damaged. Research shows that repetitive action can engage the brain’s neuroplasticity, so if you want to regain an ability, repetition is the way your brain will remember. 
  • Physical therapy. Physical therapy can be beneficial in regaining abilities involving balance, strength, and coordination. 

TBI Attorney in Louisville, KY

The brain is a complex organ that controls your senses, emotions, behavior, and movement. Our daily activities and quality of life rely on our brain’s ability to function properly. TBI patients may struggle with the effects of their injury such as cognitive, motor, and communication deficits. Brain injury recovery is a tough process and can feel like an uphill battle, but know that recovery is possible, even in severe cases. Please reach out to personal injury attorneys Kaiman & Crahan to discuss your case and what we can do for you. 

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