A brain aneurysm, medically known as a cerebral aneurysm, develops when a weakened part of a brain artery bulges out, creating a pocket filled with blood. Whether big or small, this ballooned spot in the artery can press on the tissues surrounding it. If the brain aneurysm ruptures, bleeding will occur, a condition known as a hemorrhagic stroke.

The exact number of Americans with a brain aneurysm is hard to determine, as the condition doesn’t usually come with obvious signs and symptoms. However, researchers estimate that around 3-5% of Americans develop brain aneurysms.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, around 30,000 people in the United States suffer from a ruptured brain aneurysm every year. Patients who survive will need to undergo neuro rehabilitation to help with their recovery.

Signs and symptoms of a brain aneurysm

Unruptured brain aneurysm

A small, unruptured brain aneurysm doesn’t usually have signs and symptoms. However, a large aneurysm, which measures between 11 to 25 millimeters, can exert pressure on adjacent tissues and nerves, leading to the following manifestations:

Ruptured brain aneurysm

When an aneurysm ruptures, it can lead to life-threatening conditions such as brain injury, stroke, coma, and death. Therefore, if you observe any of the following symptoms, seek immediate medical attention:

Neuro Rehab and Recovery

According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, the recovery period for patients who survived a ruptured brain aneurysm is harder and longer compared to patients with an unruptured brain aneurysm. Choosing a Neuro Rehab facility is a crucial part of the process, as this plays an important role in every patient’s road to recovery.

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Where to get the best neuro rehabilitation services?

NeuLife is a Residential Post-Acute Rehab facility specializing in brain injury rehabilitation. As one of the best brain injury rehabilitation centers in Florida, its program includes physical medicine and rehabilitation, medical management, psychiatric and neuropsychological services, physical, occupational, speech, and cognitive therapies, behavioral, dietary and vocational counseling, and more.

Beautifully situated on 43 acres in Mount Dora, Florida, its inpatient rehab facility comprises over 60,000 square feet and contains 54 private rooms or suites. If you would like more information about NeuLife Rehabilitation Services, please contact us.

 

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

The National Institute of Health’s (NIH’s) approach to brain injury rehabilitation

In 1998, the NIH held a Consensus Development Conference on Rehabilitation of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury. The Consensus Development Panel recommended two things. First, that TBI patients have an individualized rehabilitation program developed for them, based on the patient's strong points and abilities. And secondly, that rehabilitation services should be adapted over time in order to adjust to the patient's changing needs.

The panel also recommended that severely injured individuals receive rehabilitation treatment that brings together the skills of many specialists. This involves individually customized treatment programs in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, physiatry (physical medicine), psychology/psychiatry, and social support.

Brain Injury rehabilitation  goal

The overall goal of rehabilitation after a Traumatic Brain Injury is to improve the patient's capacity to function at home and in society. Therapists assist the patient in adapting to disabilities, and they alter the patient's living environment (called environmental modification), to make everyday activities easier and more fulfilling. The best rehabilitation plans are structured to promote the highest level of functional independence and successful community re-integration.

The secondary goal is to assist the loved ones who care for the TBI patient. The more improved the patient’s abilities are, the better they can focus on other important tasks related to making their lives better as a whole.

Types of Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Types of rehabilitation therapy may include:

  1. Physical therapy. This treatment works to build physical strength, coordination, and elasticity.
  2. Occupational therapy. An occupational therapist supports a person in learning, or relearning how to complete daily tasks, such as getting dressed, cooking, and bathing.
  3. Speech therapy. This therapy works to rebuild the ability to build words, grammatical structures, and other communication skills, including the use of personal communication devices, if required. Speech therapy can also involve evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders (dysphagia).
  4. Psychological counseling. A counselor can help a person learn coping abilities, work on relationships, and develop general emotional well-being.
  5. Vocational counseling. This type of rehabilitation concentrates on a person's readiness to return to work, find suitable opportunities, and deal with workplace hurdles.
  6. Cognitive therapy. This entails activities intended to enhance memory, concentration, perception, learning, planning, and judgment. For many people with TBI, cognitive therapy is amidst the most basic types of rehabilitation.

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The most important thing about rehabilitation is having a highly trained team of clinical experts prepare a customized program to meet the individual needs of a  patient. So make sure you choose the best brain injury rehabilitation facility.

NeuLife Rehabilitation – The Best Neuro Rehab Facility!

NeuLife Rehabilitation is one of the largest residential post-acute rehabilitation facilities in the Southeast with specialized catastrophic rehabilitation programs for a wide range of catastrophic injuries.

Our programs for neuro rehab are customized to meet the individual needs of each patient, and care plans are structured to promote the highest level of functional independence and successful community reintegration. With the skills and experience of our highly trained team of clinical experts, we are able to treat a wide range of diagnoses and injuries at our brain injury facility.

Learn more about our facility by watching this video:

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If you have any more questions concerning neuro rehab, brain rehab, or any other brain conditions, call us to make an appointment today. You can also schedule a tour to visit our brain injury facility.

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.

Accreditations

Dedicated to providing the highest caliber of care to individuals with brain injuries, NeuLife Rehabilitation is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
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