For many, a battlefield injury might conjure images of physical wounds, perhaps a soldier on crutches or with a scar. However, some of the most devastating injuries remain invisible to the naked eye

Blast exposures and TBIs fall squarely in this category. These injuries, often dismissed because they don’t leave a visible mark, can reshape a soldier’s life profoundly and unexpectedly.

The echo of a blast on the battlefield resonates far beyond the immediate aftermath. Its shockwaves can traverse the tissues and fibers of those caught within its wrath.

In our exploration today, we’ll venture into the concealed realm of these injuries. We’ll uncover how something as intangible as a blast wave can have a tangible and lasting effect on the brain.