Schumacher’s Coma Recovery Is Very Gradual Process

The shocking news that Michael Schumacher was in an induced coma because of a skiing accident that left him with a critical head injury was followed by some positive news last week. The rumour was that Schumacher would be gradually roused from his coma, but it would prove to be a frightening and slow process. However few people seem to appreciate how immensely complex and delicate the situation actually is. A spokesman from Headway The Brain Injury Association states how the lay public expect people to come out of comas immediately, not realising that there are several stages to this process. First the patient will open their eyes, then they will need to respond to pain, and finally they will begin responding to people through talking. 

Lets hope the Formula 1 legend can come through this, and do so in a smooth and painless manner for him and his family.


BBC News Health, (2014). Michael Schumacher: Coma Challenges. Retrieved 5th February, 2014, from

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