“Brain Injury!” It sounds frightening and it is. An injury to our brain is an injury to that part of ourselves which is most responsible for who we are. It regulates our thoughts, our feelings, our movements, our speech. It helps us plan, guides our emotions and our responses to our worlds.
What is most frightening is that a person can sustain a brain injury and look to others as if nothing has happened. It’s nothing your loved ones can see and make adjustments for. Yet diffuse axonal shearing, brain tissue tearing, can occur microscopically during a rear end automobile accident or as the result of a fall.
After the accident people say, “Something isn’t right with him/her.” Or the person won’t be able to encode memories.
This is the type of injury that hides in plain sight. This is the type of injury case I accept.