Members of the United States military who serve in combat zones can often suffer serious injuries. In the case of Afghanistan and Iraq combat zones, injuries from improvised explosive devices were common. Many of those blast-related injuries led to traumatic brain injuries. A study published in NeuroImage: Clinical shows that brain abnormalities are even associated with mild TBIs.
If you've been hurt in an accident, you expect a medical team to take the time to make sure you're well and on the road to recovery. Sometimes, major tests and procedures need to take place to help you along. To diagnose a condition in the brain, a CAT scan or MRI may be needed.
Living with a brain injury in Washington, D.C., is a difficult and tiring road. The consequences of your injury can be unpredictable, making it hard to know what else you may be faced with. Brain injuries can cause changes in your personality, in the way you act or even in the way you think, making it harder for you to get through daily tasks without a challenge.