(Washington Post) – Our brain is soft and squishy akin to the consistency of warm Jell-O. Though cushioned by our skull (and sometimes a helmet), our brain will still feel the effects of a strong enough impact.
After a bad blow to the head, “inside your skull, your brain sloshes around,” said John Leddy, a clinical professor of orthopedics and the director of the Concussion Management Clinic at the University at Buffalo.
A concussion is labeled a mild traumatic brain injury but “the word ‘mild’ is a misnomer,” Leddy said. CONTINUE