Activity vs. rest could promote brain injury recovery

On Behalf of | Nov 16, 2018 | Firm News

Take a brain injury for example. A head trauma occurring in a car crash, fall or a work accident could create many health issues. A person may struggle with daily pain in the form of headaches and migraines and their cognitive and speech skills could be impacted. While it is possible to recover from such an injury, it is often a long road.

Based on current studies, it was found that activity might help promote brain injury recovery. Traditionally, rest was commonly prescribed following a head trauma. They believed prolonged periods of rest would be an effective way to recover from a brain injury. However, new studies found that re-engaging the brain immediately after a brain injury may be a more effective recovery strategy. In fact, they believe that this new, activity-centered treatment strategy could result in faster and even more complete recovery from a brain injury.

No matter what recovery path a brain injury victim takes, the reality is that the injury is likely to impact them for a significant period of time. Because of this, it is important to consider ways to address the financial hardships caused by the injury, such as the inability to work. SSD benefits could help provide financial assistance, helping one meet their basic living needs.

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