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When Can Massage Treatments Be Given After Recovering From A Coma?

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Posted on Fri, 10 Nov 2017
Question: On Mother’s Day this year, my friend had a car ran into her. She was in an coma for three months.

She has been therapy and rehab for last two months. Her range of montion is about half the normal level. Question, when is a good time for her to get massage treatments?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It can be started after the acute phase of traumatic brain injury.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Massage therapy may be started as soon as possible after the acute phase of the traumatic brain injury, in adjunction to other rehabilitation modalities.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (13 hours later)
Thank you for replying.

What does “acute phase of the traumatic brain injury” means to a person who very little medical knowledge?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Explained below.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

Acute phase after traumatic brain injury means that the patient needs special observation and treatment in hospital (ICU unit) by Anesthesiologists, Neurosurgeons, etc.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (2 hours later)
Oh. Thank you. Yes that helps. I wish you well, good health, and safe holidays.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the kind words.

Feel free to discuss with me about your health concerns.

Greetings.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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When Can Massage Treatments Be Given After Recovering From A Coma?

Brief Answer: It can be started after the acute phase of traumatic brain injury. Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for using HCM. I have read your question and understand your concerns. Massage therapy may be started as soon as possible after the acute phase of the traumatic brain injury, in adjunction to other rehabilitation modalities. Hope you found the answer helpful. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care.