Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Intracranial Injury

Treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury completely depends on the severity of the injury.

Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Intracranial Injury

Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Intracranial Injury

There are no treatments required for mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury. All that is required is enough rest and some pain-relievers. Nevertheless, the patient should be monitored at all times to ensure that there are no developments of new symptoms or that present symptoms are not worsening. The person may have to visit the doctor occasionally for checkups and to certify the person, able and ready to resume all personal activities. During recuperation and immediately after, the person should avoid physical activities or thinking related activities, and progressively, he/ she will resume a normal life.

Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Intracranial Injury

Moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury requires emergency response treatment. The first think to do in emergence situations is to make sure the patient is adequately supplied with blood and oxygen, and that the blood pressure is normalized. This is to prevent further complications.

More emergency treatments may be provided in the intensive care rooms if the person has any inflammations, lost too much blood or low supply of oxygen.

Medications for Treating Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Intracranial Injury

After serious conditions of traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury have been normalized or brought under control, the doctor can now offer medications based on the tests previously carried out. This is to prevent further worsening of secondary symptoms. Treatments required include:

  1. Anti-seizure drugs: A week after the injury, patients who have severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury may occasionally experience some seizures. Giving them some seizure drugs will reduce any complications that may arise.
  2. Diuretics for treating traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury: These are intravenous injections that help reduce the quantity of liquid in the tissues by increasing output of urine, so that the pressure in the brain is minimized.
  3. Drugs that Induce Coma: When blood vessels are not able to provide the right amount of oxygen and nutrients to the brain, the patient with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury can be given some drugs that will put the person into a temporary coma, since people in coma do not use much oxygen.

Surgery to Treat Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Intracranial Injury

The doctor may also have to carry out some surgery during or after emergency treatments for severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury. Surgeries may be done if there is blood clotting in and (or) outside the brain as a result of bleeding. If this is not removed, it may pressurize the brain and destroy brain tissues.

A surgery may also be carried for traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury out to open a window that will discharge cerebral spinal fluids that may have accumulated in the brain, to prevent further swelling and reduce pressure in the brain.

Additionally, surgery may be done for severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury to repair fractures in the skull and (or) remove pieces of broken skull from the brain.

Natural Remedies for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Intracranial Injury

There are a number of natural remedies for traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury you can take to help you recover faster while going through with your therapy. These natural remedies include:

  • Gingko Biloba as a natural remedy for traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury. The Vemont center supports the use of this herbal extract for treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury symptoms. It contains some glycosylated flavonoids, which help to reduce any brain inflammation, increase blood circulation in the brain, and improve mood. Daily intake of 240 to 480mg of gingko will be required.
  • Omega-3 fats as a natural remedy for traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury. The brain comprises of 60 percent fat from omega-3. Omega-3 helps prevent the death of brain cells, reconnect damaged neurons and trigger the production of genes that can help manage the symptoms. According to doctors, for best results, take 500mg of omega-3, 2 to 3 times daily.
  • Turmeric as a natural remedy for traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury. Turmeric was approved by for herbal treatment of brain injuries. It contains curumin and other components that help to reduce inflammation in the brain, improve better brain functions and encourage easy flow of blood and oxygen in the brain and body. 500mg of turmeric capsule 4 times daily will yield good results.
  • Another natural way to manage traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury is through massage. It is very importation for the patient to massage the affected part of the body. This will relax the body and increase blood circulation and liquid flow in the body. It will help your body to function properly.
  • Acupuncture can act as a natural remedy for traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury. Therapies like acupuncture are also recommended for Integrative herbalism. The pins can drive sensations to your cells, nerves, and sensory organs to relax and relieves pains, anxiety, migraine and depression.

What are the Risk Factors in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Intracranial Injury?

The following include those factors that can increase the tendencies of having a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury:

  • Youths between the ages of 15 and 24 who often engage in outdoor sporting activities, are at the most risk for traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury.
  • Young children below 4 years of age who are still tender and most often fall easily
  • Risk factors for traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury are more for older adults above 75 years
  • Involvement in motor accident
  • Soldiers engaged in battle
  • Being physically abused
  • Previous head injury experience is a risk factor for traumatic brain injury (TBI) or intracranial injury.

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Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: May 3, 2016

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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