Colorado patients who have suffered a brain injury may be interested to learn that a British study released on April 1 indicates that head injuries could cause the brain to age prematurely. A lead researcher on the study suggests that a brain injury could set off secondary processes that may lead to damage that develops over time.
Colorado residents may know the difficulties encountered by patients who have suffered spinal cord injuries. These injuries can result in changes in sensation, strength and other function below the level of the spinal injury. The most common mechanism is trauma to the spinal column that causes vertebrae to fracture or dislocate. The vertebrae or their components then enter into the spinal cord and damage it.