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How Mild Is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury can happen as a result of a car accident, a slip and fall accident, a fall from a bicycle, a sports accident or an assault. It can happen to a driver, a cyclist, a pedestrian or an athlete.

A new study published in the journal, Neurology, revealed that there is a definitive neurobiological link between cognitive dysfunction and white matter injury after mild or moderate traumatic brain injury.

The study, emanating from the United Kingdom, focused on 53 people with traumatic brain injuries; 44 had a mild traumatic brain injury and 9 people had a moderate traumatic brain injury and they were compared to 33 people with no history of brain injury.

As part of the study, all of the participants participated in tests that would demonstrate their thinking and memory skills, while undergoing a special type of MRI scan used to detect damage to brain cells and see the regions of the brain connect.

The participants with traumatic brain injuries underwent the MRI scans approximately 6 days after their injuries. The researchers had 23 of those participants repeat the scans and testing one year later.

The study concluded that in comparison to those participants without brain injuries, the MRIs of those with brain injuries revealed damage in white matter and the process that allow brain cells transmit messages to each other.

The study also showed these participants had lower scores on the cognitive testing, consistent with damage to white matter.

The results of this research are important as many studies focus on severe traumatic brain injuries. The injuries sustained by this study’s participants occurred as a result of common accidents including low speed collisions and falling off a bicycle.

A traumatic brain injury, whether mild or severe, can have long lasting effects. It is important to address the symptoms and seek proper medical attention.

At the law firm of Paciocco & Mellow, we have represented many clients who have sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of car accidents, slip and fall accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and other types of personal injuries. We can help clients with finding the right rehabilitation clinics and help them with their recovery.

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a car accident, slip and fall or any type of personal injury, you should not hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer.

People may not be aware of their rights or obligations and may feel overwhelmed about the legal process. Personal injury litigation is complex and Paciocco & Mellow is a Windsor Personal Injury Firm that has successfully represented many injured persons.

We understand that you may feel overwhelmed as a result of your accident and during the legal process and we strive to provide the best service possible and to help our clients in any way that we can, be it a referral to a specialist, rehabilitation provider, help securing a litigation loan or providing reassurance.

The law firm of Paciocco & Mellow aims to help provide you with Peace of Mind at a Difficult Time. Contact the Windsor personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow at (519) 915-SORE (7673). We can provide you with a free, no obligation initial consultation.