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Traumatic brain injury victims may benefit from yoga

Many individuals in West Virginia may be familiar with the health benefits of yoga, including relieving stress. However, people who especially have a lot to gain from practicing yoga are those who have a traumatic brain injury. This type of injury can cause a person to lose one's normal physical and mental abilities, but yoga may be able to help the person in ways that other therapies and treatments cannot.

Some brain injury victims have said that physical therapy sometimes seems ineffective and feels like work instead of being relaxing or healing. However, yoga can be motivating and help an injured individual to feel complete. This type of exercise may be able to benefit the millions of people in the United States who suffer from traumatic brain injuries.

The problem with these injuries is that they are hard to treat and challenging to deal with on a daily basis. Although treatments exist, no cure is available for traumatic brain injuries. People with traumatic brain injuries simply learn to live with their issues, and yoga is one way of possibly being able to do this better.

A West Virginia resident who is injured in an accident that is caused by another's negligence and who suffers from a traumatic brain injury may lose basic abilities, such as balancing a checkbook or keeping a job. The situation can have a major impact on the person and on his or her caretakers. The injured individual can rightfully sue the person who caused the accident injury, as awarded monetary relief can help with medical care and other expenses tied to the life-changing accident.

Source: wesa.fm, "For Those With Traumatic Brain Injuries, Yoga Might Provide Some Benefit", Erika Beras, May 7, 2014

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