Figuring out SS benefits after TBI

January 29, 2017

Question:

I was injured in a car accident two years ago and sustained a serious traumatic brain injury. Now, I’m not able to work and my doctors tell me I’m permanently disabled. I applied for Supplemental Security Income through Social Security and was just denied. What am I supposed to do now?

 Answer:

Unfortunately, your situation is not unusual. But here are some suggestions and ideas that may help.

Don’t take “no” for an answer
People who have sustained a brain injury often face a great deal of frustration when applying for Social Security benefits, but they should never give up if their first claim is denied. Never take the denial by the Social Security administration as the final answer. In many instances, the applicant is granted benefits after reconsideration or after an appeal, so it is important to pursue your rights in a timely fashion.

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Paralysis patients regain sensation, muscle control through brain machine

January 22, 2017

 

Using brain-machine interfaces, including a virtual reality system, the patients used their brain activity to simulate full control of their legs. At the beginning of rehabilitation, five participants had been paralyzed for at least 5 years, and two had been paralyzed for more than a decade. Read more at Brain machine helps restore movement in lower extremities to SCI

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What you need to know about headaches and migraines

January 15, 2017

Ninety percent of the population experiences a headache at some point in their lifetime, however, certain people have to deal with headaches or migraines that are a lot more severe than others. Half of the global population has suffered a severe headache at some point, 25 percent suffer from recurring severe headaches, 12 percent have migraine headaches, and four percent have chronic daily headaches.

 

Learn more What you need to know about headaches

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Brain Plasticity is the Key to Recovery post Stroke or BI

January 8, 2017

The future for people recovering from strokes and brain injuries is more optimistic than it has ever been for three important reasons.

  1. There is tremendous amount of research showing that the brain is plastic throughout life, and this plasticity can be harnessed after brain injury also.
  2. Recent advances in technology allow patients to receive therapy at their homes at their convenience, empowering them to take control of their therapy instead of being passive consumers.
  3. The data that is collected from individuals who continuously receive therapy provides a rich trove of information about how patients can improve after rehabilitation, what works and what does not work.

Read more at Brain Plasticity is the key to Recovery post stroke and brain injury 

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Happy New Year 2017!

January 1, 2017

Happy-New-Year

Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, prosperous 2017!

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