Tag Archives: Concussion

The Steep Rise in Concussions Diagnoses in the U.S.

Posted in About Brain Injuries, Brain Injury News

BlueCross BlueShield just released its Health of America Report showing that concussion diagnoses have increased 43% from 2010-2015. The rise was particularly marked in children and teens with a 71% rise in diagnosed incidences. Not surprisingly the rate in male patients during the fall season was double that of females. “Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts had… Continue Reading

New Study Questions Whether Cognitive and Physical Rest Improves Concussion Recovery Time

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A new study published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation calls into question whether acute cognitive and physical rest improves concussion recovery times. Thomas A. Buckley, EdD, ATC of the Department Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware conducted a study to determine if rest after concussion would result in a shorter… Continue Reading

DTI Scans May Indicate Post-injury Compensatory Brain Processes and a Link to Better Outcomes

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A study by doctors at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine provides additional support that use of Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) may be clinically helpful to patients with mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) because it shows possible evidence of brain repair in post-injury patients. Scans conducted one year post-injury show that patients… Continue Reading

Mild TBI May Lead to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

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In almost every case in which I represent a client who has sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), the defense courtroom doctors write that my clients have not, in fact, suffered permanent injuries as everyone who suffers a mild traumatic brain injury goes on to eventually and uneventfully recover. If that were true, then… Continue Reading

New Study Finds Permanent Brain Damage Due to Concussion

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Despite study after study demonstrating long term effects from mild traumatic brain injury (concussions), it is astounding that defense courtroom doctors still maintain that there are no permanent residuals from mild traumatic brain injury. A new study,  Imaging Correlates of Memory and Concussion History in Retired National Football League Athletes, published in JAMA Neurology once again… Continue Reading