Technology is ever-expanding in all areas of our life; in my short time we have gone from land line phones and massive desktop computers that could play “Lemonade Stand” to handheld personal computers that is also a phone. The point being that technology is amazing. In the previous post we discussed how MRI now can actually see damage to the white matter in the brain after concussion. Until that information was presented the changes in the brain were only theorized about.
Yes, it is true that we are trying to find an objective measure, but people need to understand that this objective measure is not necessarily needed to find the concussion. An athletic trainer with their years of education and experience are pretty dang good at finding concussions; with or without the help of “tools.” The need for objective measures is for the TRUE PROBLEM of the “concussion crisis”; the mismanagement of the injury – mainly returning too early.