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Dr. Williams for The Best Life Magazine: The Concussion Paradigm


There is so much about the concussion process that isn’t yet fully understood by science. How can one athlete seemingly return to “normal” hours after what looks like a knockout blow to the head during a big game, while another takes weeks to fully recover from what seemed to only be a slight “ding” during practice?

Though I am pleased to say we’re no longer in the traumatic brain injury “Dark Ages,” there is still so much research yet to be done—and information to be learned from it about how individuals recover from concussive trauma. This can understandably create confusion among a public that often hears of the serious health implications of concussion and wants concrete answers about how to best minimize the life-altering consequences that can be associated with concussions for some people.

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