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Recovering from a head injury requires time and patience

Head injuries can be scary to deal with, especially because for many victims in Illinois the outcome of their situation and whether or not they will make a full recovery is often questionable for some time. Because head injuries take significant time to heal and must be carefully monitored to identify concerning developments, people may not know just how severe their injury is or how much of an impact it will have on their life until some time has passed from their accident. 

Once a diagnosis has been made, people would benefit from taking adequate time to recover from their injury before returning to their previous routine. Pushing recovery too quickly can actually hamper a person's healing process and could even contribute to worsening problems. According to, there are several common activities or circumstances that cause head injuries to happen. These include sports-related injuries, violence, car accidents and falls.

Recovery for one person with a minor head injury might take a week or two of modified activities and lots of rest. For others who have experienced trauma or brain injuries, the recovery process is different phases of treatments paired with personal goals for the injured person. Oftentimes, this type of recovery can require months of medical help, therapy and ongoing professional intervention as people learn to live with their head injury. 

The Brain Injury Association of America suggests that when people are recovering from a head injury of any kind, they do not rush the process. They should focus on getting enough rest, eating properly and avoiding alcohol and excessive physical activity.  


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