What is a cerebral aneurysm?
Cerebral aneurysms, or brain aneurysms, are bulges found in blood vessels in the brain. They occur when the inner muscular layer of a blood vessel wall is weakened.
The vessel develops dilation that can become thin and burst, resulting in bleeding, or hemorrhaging, into the space around the brain. This kind of bleeding can lead to a coma, stroke, or even death.
According to AANS, “Every year approximately 30,000 patients in the U.S. suffer from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm, and up to 6 percent of the population may have an un-ruptured cerebral aneurysm.”
Most brain aneurysms do not rupture or cause health complications, however if you’ve experienced a ruptured cerebral aneurysm, you may be in need of physical therapy during recovery. Biosport Physical Therapy’s skilled therapists can help; contact us in Modesto today for more information.
Causes and symptoms of a cerebral aneurysm
Some of the most common suspected causes of brain aneurysms are:
- High blood pressure
- Smoking cigarettes
- Atherosclerosis (build up of fats and cholesterol that restricts blood flow)
- Injury or trauma to blood vessels
- Blood infections
- Deep wounds
Oftentimes patients who have experienced a ruptured aneurysm report having a sudden, severe headache. Other symptoms of a ruptured aneurysm include:
- Sudden, extremely severe headache
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stiff neck
- Blurred or double vision
- Sensitivity to light
- A drooping eyelid
- Loss of consciousness
How physical therapy at Biosport Physical Therapy can help you recover
After experiencing a ruptured brain aneurysm, a person’s ability to function normally can be greatly impacted. You might be experiencing difficulty speaking, keeping your balance, or doing a number of other things.
Physical therapy after a ruptured cerebral aneurysm can help improve a person’s mobility, independence levels, levels of consciousness, and functional abilities, according to NIH. A Modesto therapist can assess your condition and what challenges you may be facing as you recover.
Treatment may involve techniques and exercises that are aimed at helping a person re-learn movements and how to do basic everyday tasks such as writing, holding objects, and walking. Biosport Physical Therapy Therapy can help you to strengthen your muscles, get your sense of coordination and control back as well.
Contact Biosport Physical Therapy clinic today
Recovery from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm can take time, but with the help of a Modesto physical therapist, it doesn’t have to be a rough journey you go through alone. Request an appointment today!