The brain consists of billions of nerve cells located in the gray matter which communicate with distant nerve cells through long nerve fibers called axons, composing the white matter. Severe sudden twisting or torquing of the brain, as occurs in a sudden acceleration/deceleration - whiplash -- accident, can stretch, twist, and shear these delicate axonal fibers causing microscopic damage called Diffuse Axonal Injury which often cannot be visualized on CT or MRI scans. This results in the death of the brain cell and often is responsible for persistent symptoms associated with post-concussion syndrome.
Axon Shear (Post Concussion Syndrome)
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