Scientists find new treatment for brain and spinal cord injuries

On Behalf of | May 29, 2020 | Personal injury |

No one is ever prepared to deal with the aftermath of an accident, much like no one expects to be involved in a serous crash. But these incidents happen every day in Connecticut and other states across the nation, leaving victims seriously harmed. When a serious injury occurs, such as head trauma or a spinal cord injury, a victim often hears that they will be on a long road to recovery and will likely suffer permanent harms for the rest of his or her life. However, as technology and medicine advances, recovery methods and treatment plans could provide some promise to these individuals.

Researchers have discovered a new way to treat patients that suffered a brain or spinal cord injury. This requires using an antipsychotic drug. While this drug is a conventional schizophrenia treatment, scientists discovered how the drug influenced the behavior of water movement through the pores of the cells. They discovered that it help move water out of the cells, reducing and even preventing swelling after a serious injury to the brain or spine.

Because swelling after a brain or spinal cord injury is a major concern because it could lead to further problems, such as brain or spine tissue damage, finding a way to reduce swelling would be a beneficial treatment. Current research has shown much promise for this treatment, as this drug has proven that a single does helped rats recover sensory and motor functions.

Serious injuries often require a wide range of treatments. While a treatment plan could help reduce the impacts of an injury, this does not always means it will be an easy process or allow for the individual to fully recover. Thus, it is important to be aware of the treatment options one has.

Even when a serious injury is recoverable, this does not negate the harms suffered or the fact that a negligent party caused them. Thus, it is important to be fully informed of your rights following an accident. A personal injury action not only helps determine cause and assign liability, but it also assists with the assessment of losses suffered so these damages are recoverable by an accident victim.