New Treatment Currently Being Developed For Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

by | October 11th, 2013

October 11, 2013

For many who suffer serious traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), there are few treatments available to help them overcome the symptoms associated with their condition. The Ohio Brain Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain a doctor at Ohio State University is currently developing a treatment that may offer victims of TBIs some relief.

An article published by The Columbus Dispatch told of how the doctor is currently using a treatment called Deep-brain stimulation (DBS) to treat patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The treatment works by surgically implanting numerous electrodes to different sections of the brain. Signals measured as waves of electricity are then sent to the brain through the electrodes that are attached to a device similar to a pacemaker for the heart. The treatment was deemed successful after participants regained control of muscles and body parts that had become disabled due to patients’ conditions.

The findings led the doctor to ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve testing of the treatment for effectiveness in treating TBIs. The doctor stated the treatment could be found useful in addressing symptoms of TBIs, such as:

  • Lack of Concentration
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Vision Trouble
  • Mobility Issues

The law firm’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers applauds the efforts being made to improve treatments available to those suffering from TBIs and are hopeful testing of the doctor’s method of treatment is successful!