Your skull may be hard, but your brain isn’t. Which makes it easier to damage than you think. Quick, intense head movements, like in car accidents, sports impacts or shaken baby syndrome. Or even something as simple as bumping your head good and hard. Any one of these can bruise and tear brain tissue, causing permanent, irreversible damage.
While doctors can tell where the injured brain cells are, what they can’t tell is whether other parts of the brain will be able to take over and compensate for the damage. And because the brain is command central for our bodies, the consequences of even a small amount of damage can be significant.