There’s this idea that a mTBI (a concussion) is an isolated event.
It happens, there are symptoms and, when symptoms resolve, the concussion is over.
That kind of thinking makes sense for something like a cold. A cold is not a catalyst for the disease process. But a concussion is something entirely different.
Myth No. 3: TBIs are Transient
The insult to the brain that causes the concussion sets a bio-chemical chain reaction in motion. It’s the first domino to fall. Many others frequently follow.
While the “concussion” may resolve in a fairly short period of time people are frequently left with a constellation of symptoms that were caused by the concussion.
This constellation is called Post-Concussive Syndrome.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a condition, not a one-time event. Even if you’re lucky enough to have all symptoms resolve, your brain has been changed.