Researchers are looking for ways to reduce the amount of damage caused by TBI. Administering certain medications within minutes or hours of the injury is a promising possibility. Another approach is to enhance the brain's natural recovery mechanisms.
In the future, we may be able to make intact brain areas take over for injured areas more quickly and completely. Rehabilitation professionals are researching new ways to help TBI survivors return to the highest possible level of function. The technological and biomedical developments that will enhance the lives of brain injury survivors depend on continued success in pharmacology, biomedical engineering, and computer science research.