Those who suffer brain injuries in car accidents need to be aware that they may not entirely heal in the future. It really depends on the severity of the injury, the location and the treatment that they are given. Every case is unique, and only medical professionals can give an accurate prediction of how this healing will occur.
However, there are many situations in which even the best medical professionals in the country will not know if complete healing will happen or not. Why is it that brain healing, unlike so many other parts of the body, is so unpredictable?
Regenerating neural cells
The reason for this difference is that the regeneration of neural cells is often impossible, and most of these cells cannot be replicated by the body on its own. This is vastly different than other types of cells, such as skin cells or blood cells.
When your body needs to heal, it does so by creating new tissue in order to replace tissue that was damaged or lost. But it cannot create neural cells, so any cells that are lost are permanently gone.
This doesn’t mean your brain has no options at all. It may be able to find new neural pathways and make different connections using the cells that remain. But this type of healing can often be limited, and full healing may be impossible at this time. Advances in medical treatment options are always occurring, but the brain is a very delicate organ and much is not yet known. This means that different types of therapy and rehabilitation can help, but there is never a guarantee of complete healing.
Those who have been injured in car accidents need to know about all of their rights to seek financial compensation.