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The hypothesis is that the lower regions of the brain, probably the corpus callosum, generate antibodies that are normally flushed away by pusatile motion of the cerebrospinal fluid ... corrected by some very neat chiropractic manipulation.
My colleagues have been researching early dementia caused by injury to the upper cervical area ... The answer to the question may be less a matter of direct brain damage by concussion (which would be spectacular in onset and generally recoverable, as in a boxing knockout) ...
The question, and my response, referred to football injuries. Here, we are talking about far fewer impacts and, in the cases I mentioned, no detectable brain impact trauma (swelling, bleeding, etc) , just progressive neurological degeneration.