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New brain injury treatment seeks to reduce long-term effects

On Behalf of | Sep 28, 2021 | Personal Injury

Catastrophic injuries are a tragic reality of many car accidents. Victims are sometimes left with brain and spinal cord injuries that can upend their lives, making even the most mundane of tasks impossible. If you or a loved one is living with this reality, then you know the physical and emotional hardship that can be faced. It can be frustrating, stressful, saddening, and depressing. Although the future might look daunting, you shouldn’t lose hope. After all, medical advances are made almost every day that promise to eventually make life a little easier for victims of catastrophic injuries.

Antibody treatment seeks to minimize the effects of traumatic brain injury

To see an example, you need look no further than recent developments involving an antibody treatment that may be utilized on brain injuries. There, researchers identified a molecule in the thalamus that causes secondary issues in brain injury victims. These issues include sleep disruptions, inflammation, and even epileptic type responses.

After identifying the source of these secondary problems, researchers were able to use an antibody treatment to prevent the development of them. The treatment appears to be most effective when implemented after a brain injury has been suffered but before long-term effects have set in, given that the molecule in question also has beneficial properties and starting the treatment at another time could reduce those beneficial effects.

Keep hope alive

While it may be some time to come before this treatment and others like it are available to brain injury victims, it does say something about the future of brain injury treatment: it’s bright and hopeful. So, as difficult as it may be, try to keep hope alive. Seek out the physical and emotional support that you need, while also fighting to recover the financial resources that you require and deserve. Hopefully then you can stay focused on your recovery and living the best life possible under the circumstances.