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Car accident, memory problems, headaches, MRI shows gliosis

My 69 year old mother was in a car accident, she was hit from behind by a truck going 25mph, he did not break and he pushed her into the vehicle in front of her, she has had memory problems and headaches ever since the accident. An MRI taken 5 months after the accident showed gliosis , could the car accident have caused that?
Asked On : Fri, 4 May 2012
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From the complaints your mother has it suggests a post traumatic gliosis. Gliosis is formation of a scar with dense fibrous tissue and the neurons die after the injury. It is a slow process and it can lead to memory loss and headache and slowness of speech. Please consult a neurologist and he can examine her full neurological status and prescribe you neuro stimulators and other drugs for her.
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