The recent study shows that 10 to 20 percent of mild traumatic brain injury patients continue to experience neurological and psychological symptoms even over a year after the trauma.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 05, 2013
A single concussion, which is one of the milder yet most common forms of traumatic brain injury in the United States can have a lasting impact on the brain and cause long-term structural damage, a new study shows. According to a March 12 Fox News report, the study that was done by the New York University's Langone School of Medicine found that even a mild traumatic brain injury can leave people with ongoing symptoms and disruptions in brain functions.
In order to determine the lasting impact of a concussion, the researchers who undertook this study examined 28 patients with post-traumatic symptoms, 19 of whom they followed for a few years, the report states. After 12 months, they found "measurable global differences in brain volume" and structural damage to several areas of the brain. According to the report, the symptoms suffered by these patients such as headaches, dizziness, memory loss and depression, corresponded with the areas of the brain that were damaged. What this study shows, according to the report, is that brain damage can be caused even by a single concussion.
Concussions are common head injuries suffered by car accident victims, says New York
personal injury lawyer Kenneth A. Wilhelm. "This study underscores why it is important that injury victims get prompt medical attention and not ignore symptoms. Regardless of how you feel after an accident, it is necessary to get evaluated by your physician and establish that you have not suffered any internal injury or trauma."
Brain injuries have a long-lasting physical, emotional and financial impact, not only on victims, but also their families, Wilhelm says. "Victims must undergo not only medical treatment, but also rehabilitation in order to ensure that they regain physical and mental abilities. Now, we know that even those who have suffered milder head injuries may have a long road to recovery."
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