When it comes to traumatic brain injuries, one of the most common questions we hear is: Is recovery possible? While the answer to this question isn’t always simple, here are some of the major facets of the typical TBI recovery process:
- Confusion and disorientation is normal, and to be expected. A state of confusion often follows a TBI. While this stage of TBI recovery can be hard on the patient, it WILL get better.
- The fastest improvements tend to happen in the six-month period following the injury. During these six crucial months of the TBI recovery process, this is when the patient’s improvement will be most rapid. This is NOT to say that improvements will not occur after the six-month period is up, but they will likely occur at a slower pace. This is okay, and it is a normal part of recovery.
- It’s normal for recovery to inconsistent. Though it can be frustrating when a TBI patient experiences “relapses” or other forms of inconsistent behavior, just know that this is normal.
- Recovery is possible – but it may be a long road. The truth is, while exact recovery time is wholly dependent on the TBI patient’s injuries, recovery IS possible. There may also be long-term impacts and effects, which is why it’s always best to consult a neurologist or other professional to determine recovery time.
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