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Can a Brain Scan Detect Brain Injury?

Mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) can be challenging to diagnose and treat, as they often do not manifest in major symptoms such as unconsciousness that is mainly seen in moderate to severe TBI cases. But there are various types of brain scans — also called neuroimaging — that can sometimes visualize brain damage. Computed tomography (CT) is typically performed during diagnosis of…

What Is A Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

A mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) can affect your life in many ways. It can change the way you think, feel, and act. Like other traumatic brain injuries, this condition can also be hard to detect. Although the symptoms are usually not permanent, the long-term neurological effects of MTBI may persist and become severe over time. If you or a loved one…

Is There a Difference Between a Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

No. A concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). A concussion or mild TBI occurs from sudden trauma which causes damage to the brain. A hit to the head or body can cause the head to move rapidly back and forth resulting in the brain striking the inside of the skull. The brain’s impact on the interior of the…

What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Do you suspect that your loved one has suffered from a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI)? More often than not, mild TBIs are detected not by sophisticated MRI scans or CT scans, but by family members who begin to notice subtle changes in their loved one’s behavior. Precisely because mild TBIs are difficult to detect, this condition tends to only catch’s someone’s…

Did Whiplash Cause your Pain and Traumatic Brain Injury?

A mild traumatic brain injury or mild TBI can occur even if you are not hit on the head directly. Whiplash is an example of something that often causes mild TBIs. This type of injury happens when the brain is quickly and forcefully thrown within the skull. Every year, more than 3 million Americans suffer from whiplash injuries. About half of them…

Learn the Symptoms of Brain Injury to Save a Life

Learn To Identify the Symptoms of Brain Injury So Your Family Member Gets Treatment Sooner! A traumatic brain injury is a serious condition that can vary in severity from mild to severe. It occurs when the head suffers some sort of trauma, such as a blow or jolt, which causes damage to the brain cells and tissue. Typically, the damage due to…

15-Minute Blood Test for Brain Injury

Revolutionary New Blood Test for Brain Injury Can Be Done Quickly A new biomarker blood test for brain injury has been developed by a team of scientists. The test relies on molecular signatures in the blood to detect and diagnose TBI, which is a revolutionary advancement in diagnosing concussions. Currently, emergency room doctors often rely on CT scans and MRIs to diagnose…

Why Traumatic Brain Injury Changes a Person

Traumatic brain injury can damage the limbic system and frontal lobe, which permanently changes emotional response and behavior.

How Brain Injury Can Change Personality

When a traumatic brain injury damages the temporal lobe of the brain, it can change the personality and behavior of a person.

How A Traumatic Brain Injury Damages Essential Neurons

A traumatic brain injury damages neurons, which are the cells of the brain. Damaged neurons interrupt or stop the brain’s function.

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