Occupational Therapy For Traumatic Brain Injury, Occupational Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury is a tragic event that could happen to an individual. The 2 organs that control the functions of the entire body being injured is not only painful but also leads to disabilities.
People suffering from such injuries not only go through pain but are accompanied by several physical complications. These injuries can be caused by any hit on the skull or the spine, which in turn could be because of accidents or tragic incidents.
Spinal Cord Injury or SCI results in the individual losing their mobility or functions below the site of the injury. The effect of the injury on the person depends on the site of the injury and whether or not it is a complete or an incomplete one. In Complete Spinal Cord Injury, the body parts below the injury completely lose all the sensations and functions and are cut off from the brain completely. Whereas in Incomplete SCI the parts still have a faint chance of regaining movement and sensation as the connection is not lost yet.
Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI is caused due to a violent strike on the head. This results in damage to the brain. The severity of the damage and its effect on the body depends upon the type of injury, whether is a mild, moderate, or severe brain injury. The effects of mild brain injury include nauseousness, sensitivity to light, dizziness, loss of balance, etc. Moderate or severe brain injury includes loss of coordination, convulsions, vomiting, slurred speech, etc.
Thus, both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury lead to disruption in normal movements of the body which are important for day-to-day life. This can lead to additional stress and give the individual a feeling of being dependent when he/she wants to live normal lives.
Although the injury would leave a lasting mark, it doesn’t have to necessarily have an effect on your daily life. Because there are treatments that can help people suffering from such injuries to follow their daily routine without being dependent on anyone.