YouTube Video – New MRI Reveals Mysteries of Brain Injuries

I had a feeling something like this would be developed, sooner or later. We’ve come so far with our imaging and technology, it seems inconceivable that we wouldn’t have something like this available, before long.

We can inspect the interior of a human cell, but we can’t look closely at the brain’s connections? We can split atoms and create synthetic “fossil fuels” out of organic waste, but we can’t inspect the impact of tbi on the brain’s pathways? Seems unlikely. We just didn’t have the collective will to make it happen.

But now we do. And I look forward to the day when anyone who has experienced a concussion / traumatic brain injury can have access to this kind of test, so they can literally see what is up with them — and prove to others that it’s not all in their imagination.

Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

12 thoughts on “YouTube Video – New MRI Reveals Mysteries of Brain Injuries”

  1. You are so correct with you comment. Even before my accident I failed to understand why there was no significant research into the brain functionality & all the neurons & pathways etc. Then when I had my injury, I realised there isn’t enough pressure from the medical profession to pursue such advanced technology because any injury less than a crushed skull & severe damage is treated as a psychological problem if symptoms continue after a certain timeframe (established by the medical profession)

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  2. Advances in TBI research is finally surfacing! Thank you to those dedicating countless hours in research and finding answers. My concern is Who Will Get This Test?…Will it be a few patients that have insurance policies that will pay for these tests. Or pray fully be every TBI patient?

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  3. Good question. Somebody has to pay for the tests — not sure who will do that, if it’s not the insurance companies. I would imagine anyone who has a vested interest in finding out what’s up… who see the money spent as an investment, rather than an expense.

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  4. I was thinking about posting that BWC of Ohio just offered $1467.20…yep that’s one thousand four hundred and sixty seven dollars and twenty cents for hormone deficiencies that I’m finally getting daily injections and treatment after 18 1/2 years with only 4 hours energy every single day. It’s a sick system! But, I’m better and that’s all that counts. No longer silent! Can’t put a price on life!

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  5. Wow, I’m not sure if that’s good news or bad? In any case, endocrine issues after TBI is an important piece of our puzzle that people don’t hear much about. Our endocrine system, hormones, glands, etc., are all like a “black box” that people don’t often think of. But they matter. A lot.

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  6. I hear you loud and clear — what I wouldn’t give for having all those years back, when I had no idea what was going on with me, and all I knew was that something was really wrong — and I thought it was *me* that had the problem, rather than my “wiring”.

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