In case of a brain injury, it is the acute care of the first moment that counts the most. After that, it is mostly patience which is needed until the brain - supported by individualised therapies and aids - can gradually recover.
Brain injuries can a variety of causes, the most frequent being craniocerebral injuries, a stroke or a cerebral haemorrhage. Furthermore, brain tumours, inflammatory illnesses or an oxygen deficiency, triggered by an accident or cardiac arrest, may lead to damages to the brain. The consequences vary per individual and depend on the affected area of the brain and the severity of the injury.
A return to normal life with neurological rehabilitation
After a stroke or an illness of the central nervous system, neurological rehabilitation helps to recover lost capabilities, with the goal of returning to a largely self-sufficient life.
Neurological rehabilitation encompasses the medical treatment of people with a damaged nervous system. An accident, an infectious or vascular disease of the brain or chronic neurological illnesses, such as Multiple Sclerosis, may cause disruptions to the nervous system, all the way to massive damages to brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Symptoms vary by individual and are diverse, ranging from impaired vision to the loss of speech ability or loss of consciousness. Specific therapy measures generally start right after the acute clinical care - as follow-up treatment of patients with neurological illnesses.
Only together can the impact of a stroke be overcome - in close cooperation between doctors, therapists, relatives and the affected person as well as help from supporting offers.
During a stroke, the brain is not sufficiently supplied with blood and subsequently, nerve tissue is damaged, most frequently as consequences of a vascular obliteration or cerebral haemorrhage. While acute care primarily aims to remove the cause of the stroke, therapies for the subsequent damage must be individually tailor-made for the person impaired by the stroke.