Invisible Wounds

Healing Invisible Wounds

Raising awareness of a condition referred to by some as an invisible wound is a positive way to help those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Invisible wounds are widespread and we would like to encourage you to attend the following event:

What:  A Showing of the highly praised documentary – Project 22

This non-profit documentary compassionately turns one’s attention to the struggles facing American Combat Soldiers. Project 22 was inspired and made with the help of combat veterans. It takes a look at how these brave men and women learn to overcome their invisible wounds with strength, dignity, and honor. It uncovers the incredible gift of hope that manages to lift these amazing soldiers out from underneath incredible loads of depression and despair. This movie is suitable for anyone suffering from traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, loss, or depression. If you are providing care to someone suffering from PTSD or TBI you will want to see this movie.


The Falls Event Center

8280 Elk Grove Boulevard

Elk Grove, California 95624

(916) 638-9850


Thursday, April 14, 2016 – Time 6:00 p.m.

Enjoy a glass of wine and a couple of appetizers prior to the screening of the greatly anticipated Project 22. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and funds for those struggling with PTSD and TBI.

Watch this Youtube Video for additional information:

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Did you know that Traumatic Brain Injuries also affect victims of serious motor vehicle accidents? It’s true. It is more common than one would think.

Brain (Bruise) Contusion

A brain contusion can be caused by a direct blow to the skull. It causes bleeding and/or bruising inside the brain. If a contusion is big enough, it may require to be surgically removed because dead brain tissue can cause swelling inside the brain.


A concussion is considered the most “minor” of traumatic brain injuries. Don’t be fooled though, it can cause big-time impairments that can last a lifetime. Injuries resulting from whiplash can cause similar symptoms like a head injury. Rehabilitation works amazingly well in helping those with injuries to their neck and head. Many people are getting released from a doctor’s care without being properly referred for rehabilitation. Many times a rehabilitation facility or a neuropsychologist can diagnose their injuries and provide excellent rehabilitation and other beneficial resources.

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Related Causes

Concussions can be caused by a fall or blow to the head, gunshot wounds, and whiplash injury from an auto or trucking accident. It can also occur in motorcycle accidents, bicycling accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Open and closed head injuries can cause a concussion. Concussions are the most common kind of traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI is caused by a sudden impact to the head or through a quick change in the momentum of the head during an accident.

The Brain Has the Consistency of Gelatin

A concussion is a good example of an invisible wound. And since the brain has the same texture as gelatin, it is NOT necessary for the head to hit anything else in the car, for a person to sustain a concussion. The brain in the skull is propelled forward and strikes the skull itself because of the violent impact of a traffic collision.

Elk Grove Car Accident and Brain Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove Brain Injury Lawyer and founder of the injury information website, If you or a member of your family has been seriously hurt due to the negligence of another, please call me today at (916) 694-0002. Or, in the alternative, dial me toll-free at (800) 404-5400.

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