Understanding the anatomy of brain trauma for cyclists is important. Cycling doesn’t discuss brain trauma enough, few sports do. The implications apply to those that pedal just for fun or the commute.
Trauma to the head can produce many problems because so many components may be injured. Brain tissue is surrounded both by the skull and by a tough membrane called the dura, which is right next to the brain. Within, and surrounding, the brain tissue and dura are many arteries, veins, and important nerves (the cranial nerves).
The key takeaways from a Brainline study about the anatomy of brain trauma for cyclists include:
- The skull and dura surround the brain
- Brain tissue and dura are arteries, veins and nerves.
- Trauma to the head may damage multiple brain parts.
- Symptoms range from absolutely none to coma.
So then wearing a helmet may reduce the risk of an injury.
Having published a bike blog a long time, I won’t debate wearing a helmet or not. I do stay informed and share data with you. The last time I posted on helmets, concerned ratings, and then Bontager’s answer to Koroyd.…