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Music and Brain Injury

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Music and Brain Injury

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Brain Injury Lawyer. The brain is one of the most important parts of the body because it provides motor control and sensory function to all of the different parts of the body. When someone injures their brain, they could suffer permanent disabilities and deficits as a result. Research is always ongoing as professionals strive to find new treatments and a recent article was published that discusses the role of music in the healing process.

Options for the Treatment of a Brain Injury

When someone has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, there are many different symptoms that they might manifest. Some of the most common symptoms include a severe headache, possible loss of consciousness, and maybe even memory loss; however, some of brain injuries have the potential to be life-altering. When someone has a severe injury, there are several treatment options that a treating physician may elect to go with. Important medications include those that regulate the patient’s pain and their blood pressure. It is important to keep the blood perfusion to the brain within a safe range. Some people may require emergent surgery that will help to relieve any increase in pressure inside of their head. After treatment of the acute episode, many people will require physical or occupational therapy that will help them regain as much of their baseline functioning as possible; however, there are alternative options to the treatment of brain injuries that are consistently being investigated.

The Role of Music in the Healing Process

Recently, an article was published discussing the case of a man who was struggling in his recovery from a brain injury. He had very few of the motor and sensory functions that are essential to everyday life; however, after an extended time without signs of a meaningful recovery, music has given him hope. Research articles have been published showing that music has a way of evoking the memories of an individual. While the research is still in its early stages, the early results are promising. Major studies are being investigated on the role of music both in the recovery from brain injury and in the treatment of mental health disorders. Music could offer hope to individuals and families that previously may have felt without it. It will be important to follow-up on the results of these studies.

Watch Youtube Video ~ Music For Brain Injury [below]. See how one family has incorporated Music and Brain Injury together to help their son express himself vocally in a whole new way.

Assistance for Families in Need

A family that is dealing with a traumatic brain injury needs to know that there are options available to help them cope with the stress of a serious injury on a day to day basis. Speaking with an experienced Sacramento Brain Injury Lawyer can help a family:

  • Investigate the circumstances of the accident to the fullest extent possible
  • Negotiate with insurance companies to ensure their claims get paid out
  • Help interpret the jargon in medical records during the treatment process

No family should feel like they are alone in their struggle with a serious brain injury. It is important to ask for help when it is needed because it can help families learn about options available to them that they otherwise may not have known were available.

Sacramento Brain Injury Lawyers

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Brain Injury Lawyer. When you or someone you care about has sustained a brain injury, it is vital to ask for the legal help you require. Reach out to me anytime at (916) 921-6400 in and nearby Sacramento or (800) 404-5400 for my toll-free line. I’ll provide you free, friendly and compassionate legal advice.

I am a part of a forum of trial professionals who have members all across the country that have earned $1 million for clients through case verdicts or agreements in case settlements. We are termed the Million Dollar Advocates and I am a proud member of the California sector.

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