Can a hypoxic brain injury be cured

Brain trauma and spasticity

A traumatic brain injury occurs, for example, when a blow to the head occurs or when something penetrates the head. A brain injury can affect how you think, feel, behave, move, and what you remember. Traumatic brain injury can also cause mild to severe spasticity.

Causes of Spasticity

Traumatic brain injury can interrupt the flow of nerve messages between the brain and muscles. As a result, muscle tension, movements, sensations and reflexes can change.

Spasticity usually does not develop immediately after an injury, but rather in the 6 months after it. Muscle tension may change drastically in the first year.

Finding treatment

Spasticity can and should be treated. Proper treatment makes work, school, activities, and care easier. It is associated with greater well-being and better control: the limits of what is possible can be redefined.

Many sufferers can adequately control the spasticity with oral medication, physiotherapy or occupational therapy and / or injections. For some, these treatments don't work well enough or cause intolerance. With the help of your specialist doctor, explore all of the options and find the right treatment for you.

The information on this page is not a substitute for a personal consultation with your doctor. Always talk to your doctor about diagnosis and treatment.

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