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Concussion Abnormalities May Linger Long After Symptoms Disappear

Bloomberg reports that “Four months after a mild concussion, brain scans show abnormalities even though symptoms have mostly disappeared, raising concerns that patients are at a greater risk of reinjury than previously thought.” New findings published in Neurology show observed “oddities in the brain’s gray matter, in the area associated with complex tasks, reward, memory, planning and motivation.” The research indicates “the brain is still healing and vulnerable even after symptoms fade, raising the risk that a second concussion during this period may result in a more serious injury.”

Read the article published by Bloomberg.

Read the study in Neurology.