Giving Yourself the Best Chance of Maximum Recovery
You’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident, a slip and fall or some other mishap. Whether your injury is relatively minor or serious, your first concerns will likely be about your recovery. Can you reasonably expect to fully recover from a traumatic brain injury? Is there a time limit or window for making a complete recovery? What can help you fully recover and what can be a hindrance? In this series of blogs, we’ll take a closer look at the recovery process after a traumatic brain injury.
Can You Fully Recover from a Traumatic Brain Injury?
While your capacity to fully recover will depend to some extent on the severity of your injury, your age and health at the time of your injury, and your ability/willingness to take the steps necessary to bring about full recovery, most medical professionals believe that a full and functional recovery from traumatic brain injury is nearly always possible. It is critical, though, that you get the necessary medical care you need as soon as possible. That may involve hospitalization, but should, at a minimum, include an examination by your primary care physician, who can conduct an examination and determine whether you need treatment by a specialist, such as a neurologist or physiatrist.
Is There a Window for Fully Recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury?
There’s a common misperception that, if you haven’t fully recovered from a TBI within a certain time period (usually considered to be two years), you shouldn’t expect a full recovery. That’s simply not true. You can build on and improve skills for many years after a TBI, and should continue to be proactive in restoring functions for as long as you are able.
Contact Us to Set Up an Appointment
At Advantage Healthcare Systems, we have extensive experience working successfully with individuals who suffer any type of TBI or traumatic brain injury. Call us toll-free at 1-877-487-8289 or fill out the form provided below to schedule an assessment. We offer locations across Texas, including Fort Worth, Dallas and San Antonio.