Facts for Californians with mild traumatic brain injury

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Friday, May 1, 2015.

Mild traumatic brain injury often occurs in people who have lost consciousness and develop structural abnormalities in the white matter of the brain. Diffusion tensor imaging is used to measure the type and extent of damage to the brain. California residents who have served in the military may have suffered blast-related TBI, which might stem from improvised explosive devices.

Post-concussion syndrome in patients without head injuries

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Researchers have been looking for answers regarding post-concussion syndrome for years. California doctors and patients alike may want to learn of a study that has discovered an explanation for why people experience incapacitating symptoms of post-concussion syndrome whether they have a small head injury or not.

Researchers say blood test can detect brain injuries

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Friday, May 29, 2015.

People who suffer blows to the head in California are sometimes screened for traumatic brain injuries with computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. However, the results of a new study show that CT scans and MRIs may be unnecessary, as a simple blood test could reveal whether or not a person has sustained a TBI after an accident.