Sports and war: With concussions, there’s little difference between football, fighting

Traumatic Brain Injury involves some sort of impact, as is the case in sports when bodies collide or heads sustain a forceful blow. But more insidiously, TBI can be sustained by shockwaves from explosions which can jostle the brain without the body being damaged.

The typical symptoms of TBI are: potential unconsciousness, headache, nausea, fatigue or drowsiness, dizziness, and other whole-body effects.

Whether chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), traumatic brain injury (TBI), or a singular concussive event, the brain has suffered an injurious event.



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