Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that at least 1.7 million people suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. The majority of those sufferers (about 1.365 million) are treated and then released to heal. Unfortunately, this healing process can take weeks, and sometimes months. Over that time, the individual may be unable to work or enjoy the activities they normally do. Some claim that yoga can help with the process.
How Yoga May Help with TBI Recovery
Yoga has many touted benefits and has been used as a therapeutic treatment for numerous conditions. Does it really work, though, and can it truly help with traumatic brain injury? One study suggests it may be a possibility. Conducted over the course of eight weeks, the study examined the outcomes of three TBI sufferers who participated in one-on-one yoga. Researchers found that balance, balance confidence, endurance, and lower extremity strength increased in all three of the participants.
Unfortunately, the sampling is small so there is still much research to be done before a definitive answer can be given on whether or not there are any real benefits to using yoga as a TBI treatment option. Still, there are groups of people who claim it works for them. It is being used widely as a therapy for TBI, and veterans who suffer from other, connected symptoms, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, seem to benefit from the relaxation techniques.
When Traumatic Brain Injury is the Result of Neglect
While treatment is clearly necessary for those that suffer long-term complications from traumatic brain injury, those that suffered their injury because of the neglect of another may also be owed compensation. This can help them focus on recovery and may help reduce the financial impact that an accident may have on their lives. Medical expenses, disability, pain and suffering, and time away from work are all possible elements in their personal injury cases.
Obtaining Compensation for Your Injury
If you or someone you love has suffered from a traumatic brain injury, and you believe that neglect may have been a factor, it is critical that you seek experienced legal assistance. This can help to ensure your rights are protected and it can improve your chances of receiving full and fair compensation. Further, an attorney can help you navigate the complex legal process so that you’d your family can focus on healing and moving forward.
Seasoned and experienced, our Green Bay traumatic brain injury lawyers at Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. can assist with your case. Regardless of your situation, we will fight for the most compensation possible. Schedule your consultation by calling our offices at 920-739-7366 today.