In Alabama, traumatic brain injuries are not always accurately diagnosed or treated. Even when they are, many doctors and patients do not realize that a traumatic brain injury may have long-term implications.
Traumatic brain injuries occur after a sharp strike to the head or penetration of the brain by an outside object. Something as common as a fall or as rare as an assault may cause such an injury. Although scientists have known that traumatic brain injuries may lead to significant biochemical changes in the brain, it was not known until recently that traumatic brain injuries can change brain structure.