Rehabilitation after a traumatic brain injury: recovery program after a head injury

Types of TBI

There are different clinical forms of a head injury:

  • Brain concussion - refers to easily reversible disorders provided timely treatment and rehabilitation immediately after an injury;       

  • Brain contusion. The severity of a traumatic brain injury is set on the Glasgo scale and is divided into three types: mild (up to 15 points), moderate (9-12 points) and severe (up to 9 points);       

  • Diffuse axonal brain damage (DAD) - due to axon rupture that occurs when the head is braked or accelerated;       

  • Brain compression as a result of intracranial hematomas, foci of contusion and pneumocephaly (accumulation of air inside the skull).       

By the nature of the damage, two types of a head injury are distinguished:

  1. Closed injury – there is no direct access to intracranial space.       

Damage to the bones of the skull, skin, and soft tissue may be present.

  1. Open trauma - there is direct access to the intracranial space.

Treatment is complicated by a high probability of infection

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Emergency measures: surgery

Surgical intervention is mandatory if there are appropriate indications:

  • Open bruises. Primary wound surgery is required.    

  • Depressed fractures of the cranial bones. In the absence of complicating factors (contamination of the wound, depth of indentation of more than 1 cm, damage to the lining of the brain, infection), conservative treatment is possible,     

  • Acute occlusal hydrocephalus caused by blockage of cerebrospinal fluid vessels,      

  • Intracranial hematomas and cerebral edema.       

Statistical data from 1997 to 2012 show that the number of victims with severe head injury who died in the postoperative period is about 28% (data for Russia from 1997 to 2012). Among those who survived, more than 25% remain disabled until the end of their lives. Surgical treatment in many cases is vital, but it does not guarantee a complete restoration of health. The task of surgeons is to save the life of the victim. To achieve stable positive dynamics in the recovery process is possible only through comprehensive rehabilitation.

The importance of rehabilitation after a head injury

Regardless of the severity and damage received, rehabilitation after severe traumatic brain injury is mandatory. A targeted recovery program helps minimize injuries.

A recovery plan after a head injury is developed personally taking into account the patient's condition, which is determined by:

  1. The nature, severity, type of injury suffered; 

  2. The secondary effects of trauma: paraplegia, hemiplegia, dysfunction of the internal organs;

  3. The consequences of surgical treatment; 

  4. The consequences of medical treatment, anesthesia, resuscitation;

  5. The general body condition, the level of energy generation and energy distribution.

Rehabilitation after a head injury is aimed at restoring the anatomical and morpho-functional norm of the affected segment, as well as the body in general. The following indicators and components are taken into account:

  • Spatial topographic;       

  • Morphological;       

  • Functional biomechanical;       

  • Neurotrophic and neurodynamic;       

  • Hemodynamic;       

  • Liquorodynamic, Lymphatic drainage;       

  • Information and integrative       

  • Energy: power generation and distribution      

Rehabilitation at the Dr. Blum Biomechanics Center

With a timely visit to a specialist, you can minimize the consequences of a head injury and enable the natural mechanisms of active recovery. At the Blum Center, rehabilitation after traumatic brain injuries is carried out according to the author’s method. The essence of Dr. Blum's approach to the rehabilitation of patients with head injury is to determine the level of damage through biomechanical testing, develop a personal recovery program and further stage-by-stage regeneration of the affected body systems.

After the patient has been discharged from the hospital, it is necessary to switch to active methods of rehabilitation treatment. The Dr. Blum Center solves the most difficult rehabilitation task - it starts the processes of self-healing and self - integration, energy generation and energy distribution, necessary for the full recovery of patients after traumatic brain injury. 

The benefits of rehabilitation at the Dr. Blum Biomechanics Center

Key features of the individual rehabilitation program after a traumatic brain injury at the Dr. Blum Center for Biomechanics and Physiotherapy:

  • Health restoration by biomechanical methods, without surgery and pharmaceuticals;

  • Step-by-step daily work to restore disintegrated body systems;       

  • Accelerated recovery by activating the body’s energy.       

The Center uses more than 800 patented rehabilitation training modules. A personal approach ensures the success of rehabilitation measures and minimizes the risk of side effects.

Dr. Blum's Biomechanics Center is ready to help everyone who needs it. The main thing is to believe in yourself and the strength of your body!

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