Brain Injuries

What is CTE?

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a rare degenerative brain disorder. A form of CTE called dementia pugilistica (commonly referred to as “punch drunk” syndrome) was discovered in the 1920s in boxers. Since CTE is rare, there is still a lot that experts don’t know about it. There is no known cure, and it can’t be… read more

Brain Stem Injuries: Cause & Effect

Doctors have become more aware of the risks and effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in recent years. Whether an injury occurs on the football field or in a car accident on the highway, a brain injury can pose serious health risks and lead to lifelong disabilities. Brain stem injuries are in a special class…. read more

Blunt Force Head Trauma—Cause and Effect

Blunt force head trauma is the primary cause of traumatic brain injuries. The term is used when a blunt force causes trauma, but not penetration, to the head. The two most common causes of blunt force head trauma are falls and motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians struck by vehicles. Work-related accidents also… read more