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How is traumatic brain injury treated?

There are many types of accidents that can cause traumatic brain injury. Every day, there are accidents throughout New York, such as those involving motor vehicles, which cause serious injury to this part of the body.

The sooner you receive treatment the better. For example, the Mayo Clinic shares the following: "Emergency care for moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries focuses on making sure the person has an adequate oxygen and blood supply, maintaining blood pressure, and preventing any further injury to the head or neck."

In addition to primary brain injury, there may be other issues that require attention. For example, secondary damage can be related to reduced oxygen to the brain or inflammation.

There are standards of care for traumatic brain injury; however, medical professionals make decisions on a case by case basis. They know what to do in every imaginable situation, and then follow the appropriate procedure in order to give the person the best possible chance at a full recovery.

In the event of a serious brain injury, surgery may be required. This will help minimize additional damage. At the same time, it gives doctors the chance to implement other treatment techniques, such as repairing fractures and removing any clotted blood.

Most people go through life and never have to worry about receiving treatment for a traumatic brain injury. However, you should know a thing or two about this, as you could be involved in an accident when you least expect it.

Treating a traumatic brain injury is not always simple. Additionally, it is always expensive. Fortunately, modern medicine can do wonders for people in this position.

Source: Mayo Clinic, "Traumatic brain injury" accessed Mar. 24, 2015

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