How traumatic brain injuries cause damage

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Monday, October 12, 2015.

When California residents think about brain injuries caused by car accidents, they may believe that the brain bounces around inside the skull. However, this is not actually how brain injuries work. A professor at Columbia University stated that the brain has a consistency closer to Jell-O and that when trauma occurs, the brain cells actually warp against the interior of the skull.

Traumatic brain injuries are not always apparent immediately, because it can take some time for the brain cells to die. While there is no treatment for brain damage once it has occurred, there is a small window of time where further damage can be prevented. Research was being conducted to understand how the trauma actually causes the damage.