How can I try to recover from a TBI?

Whether you hit your head at work or suffered a TBI when participating in a physical activity, focusing on recovery after a brain injury is paramount. In San Bernardino, California, a shocking number of people suffer traumatic brain injuries each year and the full extent of the damage may not always be immediately clear. If you handle a head injury properly, you may be able to reduce the severity of complications and the injury may have less of an impact on you in the future.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are a number of pointers that you should recognize if you have suffered a brain injury. For example, you should stay away from any activities that could result in another brain injury or are physically tiring while you are recovering, such as lifting weights or riding a roller coaster. Also, you may want to keep away from activities that are mentally exhausting and consider reducing your work schedule, since these demands can potentially worsen symptoms.

You should avoid alcohol (unless your physician says it is okay), eat healthy and ensure that you are getting enough sleep. Furthermore, brain injuries sometimes cause people to have a slower reaction time, so you may want to steer clear or driving, using heavy machinery and riding a bicycle while recovering. You may also want to limit the amount of time you spend on the computer and take notes if you are having memory problems. 

This post was compiled to provide information on recovering from a traumatic brain injury and should not be interpreted as legal counsel.

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