Head & Brain Injury Advice and Resources


Post-Concussive Headache

Seventy percent of people who suffer mild TBI develop. Such headache does not come from bruising of the brain itself, because the brain has no pain fibers. Post-concussive headache can come from bruising of the scalp; stretch injury to the pain nerves in the meninges (the membranes which cover the brain) or the

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Concussion Injuries: The Silent Accident Related Injury

After a serious accident, you may not be able to see the initial signs of a concussion. In fact, in most cases the symptoms may not present themselves until several days after the accident. However, it does not mean that this serious condition is not there. If you were involved in a serious

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Quick Radar Scan used for Concussion Diagnosis

People with concussions don’t walk normally. Their brain impairment is equivalent to have a blood alcohol of 0.05. The alteration in their gait is more pronounced when they perform cognitive tasks while walking. In April 2011 researchers at Georgia Tech Research Institute demonstrated the use of a simple radar test in the field

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Brain Gym Program Helps Mild TBI

Soliders coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan with concussive brain injuries from explosions show problems with concentration, working memory, and multi-tasking. Dr. David Twillie, director of the Fort Campbell Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, has developed a new method of treating these “mild” brain injuries with an 80% success rate. The method involves identifying

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Doctor examining a brain CT scan

Brainscope device for on-field Diagnosis of MTBI

BrainScope is a new EEG device designed to detect concussions in athletes on the field. A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. BrainScope consists of a headband with 8 electrodes placed over the forehead and temples. The device sends EEG data to a handheld computer for processing. The mini-computer lets a physician

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traumatic brain injury in sports

CDC Redefines Concussion

The most recent definition of a concussion by the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is as follows: “A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from

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Functional Scan of Cerebral Blood Flow Diagnoses Concussion

In the March 2015 online issue of JAMA Neurology neuroscientist Timothy Meier of Albuquerque, NM published a study of 44 college football players with cognitive and behavioral symptoms of concussion. Dr. Meier used a form of neuroimaging that tracks patterns of cerebral blood flow CBF). He found that the players who improved and

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How Concussions Cause Dementia

Neuroscience has already established that concussions can trigger the build up of sticky tau protein in the brain that causes the same destructive effects of Alzheimer’s disease. How does this happen? The answer comes from research published in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience by Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., D.M.Sc., co-director

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Why are Two Concussions Close in Time so Damaging?

On 11/16/14  Zachary Weil and colleagues from Ohio State University  presented the answer to this question at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Dr. Weil shared his research on how mice respond to two concussions. After the first concussion the mouse brain ramps us its use of glucose to power repair

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New Book on Coping with Concussions and Mild TBI

Dr. Diane Stoler has published a comprehensive book on coping with concussions and mild traumatic brain injury with loads of helpful information. She is a board certified health psychologist and neuropsychologist. You can take a look at her book at www.drdiane.com

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