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You may not need medical attention for a mild traumatic brain injury. For more severe cases of traumatic brain injury, you should seek medical care. You may need X-rays or other diagnostic tests to help determine the severity of your injury.
If your injury is severe, you may need surgery to treat bleeding or bruising. You may also need rehabilitation after you are treated. During rehabilitation, therapists may help you regain abilities and skills that were lost due to the injury. For example, you may need help learning to speak, move, and take care of yourself again. Social support is also an important part of rehabilitation for you and your family.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.