Many in Miami may believe that those unfortunate enough to suffer bicycle accidents, whether they be from collisions with cars or other cyclists, are likely out of the woods if they’re able to survive the immediate aftermath of such events. However, for those accidents that may have involved head trauma, the risk of mental deterioration and other physical ailments could remain with them throughout the rest of their lives. This is due to the fact that recent news may be starting to indicate that a condition commonly associated with athletes could result from more common, everyday activities.
According to the Brain Injury Research Institute, chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a degenerative brain condition associated with concussions and traumatic brain injuries. It results from an abnormal buildup of the normally stabilizing tau protein in the brain, leading to interference with certain neuron functions. Up until recently, CTE was linked primarily to football players. Yet cases have now been observed in players from other sports, as well as members of the military.