Concussions Lead To Microscopic Structural Changes In The Brain, Three New Studies Say

Three new studies have shown microscopic structural changes in the brain after a concussion including vascular changes, white matter changes and structural changes that exists even after a full recovery period.

“It’s at least a little kind of warning … that if someone has a concussion, don’t send them back (to play) right away, give them the proper rest period they need before they get a secondary impact, which can actually be fatal” -Martha Shenton, director of the psychiatry neuroimaging laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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