The recent death of former professional football player Junior Seau has many pondering the long-term effects of a profession that can lead to repetitive brain injurys. Research has shown that a traumatic brain injury can have serious long-term complications if it is not properly addressed. According to one neuropsychologist, repetitive brain injurys can cause serious damage, and many physicians would agree.
As one of the two major wars that the United States is involved in comes to a close, many troops are returning home to states like Ohio. One of the signature injuries sustained by troops during the wars in the Middle East is the traumatic brain injury, and many soldiers are suffering from the effects.
We have written a few posts about the brain injurys professional players may face when they suffer too many blows to the head. You may remember one post last April which described the mental health problems an NFL player struggled with after retiring from football.
You may be aware of the attention concussions and brain injurys have received in the Ohio media and from the government. Medical research continuously shows that individuals who suffer repeated head injuries are at risk for severe brain injurys.