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Can light therapy help with traumatic brain injuries?

On Behalf of | Nov 23, 2021 | Catastrophic Injuries |

Traumatic brain injuries suffered in car accidents can alter the life of the victim, and their family, forever. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can also be difficult to treat which is why victims should be familiar with potential treatments to help and also with how personal injury legal protections may be able to help them with the high costs of their medical treatment.

Light therapy help for brain injuries

Recent studies, and studies that are underway, have shown promising results from light therapy for victims of brain injuries. Brain injuries can range from concussions to traumatic brain injuries; concussions are considered mild brain injuries and traumatic brain injuries are considered the most severe. Both types of injuries, and moderate brain injuries in between, can be suffered in car accidents.

Light therapy for brain injuries is available in different forms and through different resources, including clinicians. Research has shown that near-infrared (NIR) and red light applied through skill has a variety of positive impacts on the brain. These positive effects can include increased cerebral blood flow, increased energy production, increased neuroprotection and brain repair and reduced inflammation. A 2019 study found that light therapy can produce positive impacts on the brain following a single treatment.

Victims of traumatic brain injuries can suffer a variety of damages including physical, financial and emotional damages that may be ongoing. They may need in-home care and treatments for their injuries that can be costly. A personal injury legal claim for damages may be able to help them recover compensation for some of those medical bills and other damages from the negligent driver responsible for causing the car accident they were injured in.