Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be devastating for Texas residents. TBI is classified as any closed-head injury that causes brain damage, usually happening after you hit your head.
TBIs can happen after a motor vehicle accident, a nasty fall, or something hitting your head really hard. Unfortunately, recovery from these brain injuries can be very drawn out.
What are some of the symptoms of TBI?
After a hard hit to your head, you might experience a wide array of symptoms that indicate a TBI. The most common symptoms are headaches, dizziness and confusion. Symptoms of a more serious traumatic brain injury include:
- Loss of coordination
- Memory problems
- Poor concentration
- Slurred speech
- Personality changes
These symptoms can last months or even years after the initial injury. This is why many TBI patients start to look at rehabilitation programs.
What rehabilitation options are out there for TBI patients?
Rehabilitation for TBI tends to focus on the symptoms rather than the injury. While a neurologist will follow up with you and perform things like MRIs to look at your actual brain, rehabilitation will deal more with getting the symptoms under control.
For example, if you have trouble with your coordination after a traumatic brain injury, you might be put in physical therapy. If you have slurred speech, you’ll benefit from speech therapy while personality changes will benefit from actual therapy.
What are the costs of rehab?
The cost of rehab will vary depending on what services you’re receiving as the patient. However, for many TBI patients, rehab can be hugely beneficial for long-term recovery.
Most rehab clinics will give you estimates before you commit. It’s important to work closely with your doctors to figure out what kind of rehab plan is right for you.