MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota. According to the Atlantic, like us, our Neanderthal ancestors may have suffered serious injuries. And, like us, they survived their injuries and went on to live highly productive lives. How did they manage to do this? Just like modern humans, Neanderthals may have had modern medicine and social support networks in place that allowed them to thrive. According to the Atlantic, Neanderthals may have had a range of healing methods, including wound care, midwifery, and herbal remedies. Based on initial studies, it appears that Neanderthals may have relied heavily on each other to heal.
Today, we still rely on our social support networks to heal. In fact, social connection may be more important than any other factor in proper healing after an injury. Former theories of traumatic brain injury healing among children have been changing in recent years. Children who have suffered these injuries don’t need isolation and rest, but rather, they need social connection, and activity. According to the journal Brain Injury, social support is important to patient outcomes in traumatic brain injury. Patients who have strong social connections and who are able to avoid depression and isolation after a brain injury do better than those with no social support or connections.
Researchers have found that traumatic brain injury can impact families in many ways. Members of the family might find themselves put in the role of caregiver and this can affect social connections for all members of the family. Families who are better able to cope with the changes that serious injury causes are often able to help their hurt loved one avoid negative collateral consequences of traumatic brain injury, like depression and anxiety.
So how can you help a loved one suffering from an injury? First of all, it is important to care for yourself. If you are not strong and healthy, you won’t be able to provide another person with the support he or she might need. Secondly, reach out. Take advantage of community resources and seek assistance from medical providers and rehabilitation experts. Proper rehabilitative care for serious injury can be costly, but studies have found that better quality care can result in better outcomes. The Law Office of Martin T. Montilino are personal injury lawyers in Minneapolis, Minnesota who work closely with victims and families who have suffered as a result of another person’s negligence or neglect. Our firm may be able to help you seek damages for your lost wages, medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering. With proper support, families and victims can thrive after a car accident or personal injury.
However, you may only have a limited amount of time to make a claim under the law. Visit our firm at https://www.martinmontilino.com/ to learn more about your options.
Healing after a traumatic injury cannot happen in a social vacuum. Even our early ancestors knew this. Reach out for help.
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