A study from the University of California – San Diego has revealed that longer and more intensive rehabilitation sessions are essential to a patient’s recovery from a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The news will most likely result in far-reaching effects – particularly to the insurance industry, which typically wants to cover rehab merely to the point of getting the patient well enough to go home.
Now that science has proven that longer and more intensive rehab sessions present the best way forward, TBI patients will be in a much better position to recover even more compensation.
How Does Extended Rahab Time Help the Brain
In the study, researchers noted that more intensive and longer therapy sessions directly resulted in a substantial restructuring of the brain’s damaged areas. The result was more neurons making connections with even more neurons.
The rats that were used in the study relearned their skills and physical abilities and showed a 50 percent rate of recovering their brain function.
What Increased Rehab for the Brain Means to You
In an earlier blog, we noted that 1.7 million Americans experience TBIs every year. Causes include falls (in and out of the house), violence, and vehicular accidents and sports injuries.
Even if the victim is not experiencing symptoms of brain injury, blows to the head can cause bleeding in or around the brain.
The news that science has proven more rehab time can seriously improve your chances of recovering your mental abilities means that if you suffer a TBI, you stand a very good chance of being awarded more compensation for proper medical treatment.
If You’ve Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury, Call Barber & Associates Today
As we continue to emphasize, TBIs can lead to severe life-changing health conditions. Because of that, you need expert legal advice from our skilled attorneys who know how to successfully obtain fair compensation on behalf of TBI victims.
Contact us here at the offices Barber & Associates for a free consultation. We’re available 24/7. Call us at 907-276-5858 or send an email.