Science still has a long way to go in uncovering the secrets hidden within the human brain, and this makes it difficult for doctors in Maryland and elsewhere, to treat you if you suffer an injury in this area. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke states that currently, there is no known treatment that doctors can rely on for a brain injury. Their only option is to take precautions to stabilize you so that more damage does not continue to occur.
Our staff at McGowan & Cecil LLC is aware that the lack of treatment contributes to the unpredictability that brain injuries present. Part of the problem in finding a treatment that will work, is the lack of understanding of how an injury will impact someone. Most injuries, like a broken arm or a cracked rib, cause pain and loss of movement but with proper care and attention, they usually heal, giving you the ability to move forward.
However, the brain consists of millions of tiny cells and nerve networks which control every system of the human body. When these cells are damaged, they can send a wide range of signals or affect the body in many different ways. For example, you could be left unable to walk, move or even communicate. In some cases, your personality may change and the damage can increase your risk for other health issues down the road, such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease and dementia.
If you have a brain injury, only time, rest and an assortment of rehabilitative therapy can give you the chance to recover, but even then, you may always experience some setbacks from the damage you suffered. For more information on the ways that damage to the brain can affect you, please visit our page.