What you Need to Know about Concussions

If you recently experienced a sudden abrasion to the head, such as a car accident or a sports injury, there is a chance you suffered a concussion, and that is not something you should ignore.   So, what is a concussion? It is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) that alters how your brain functions. [...]

Should Hockey Ban Body Checking?

Is Body Checking Leading to Too Many Concussions?   In 2011, Science daily reported that Canadian experts recommended doing away with bodychecking in youth hockey leagues. In May 2013 the Hockey Canada board of directors agreed with the experts and voted to ban body checking from pee-wee hockey, a move that will apply to 11- [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:55+00:00 October 2nd, 2013|Concussion, Post concussion syndrome|Comments Off on Should Hockey Ban Body Checking?

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Concussions and NUCCA

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy   According to Wikipedia, Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative global brain dysfunction syndrome, which can only be definitively diagnosed after death in individuals with a history of multiple concussions and other forms of head injury.   CTE has been most commonly found in professional athletes participating in American football, ice [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:55+00:00 September 30th, 2013|Concussion, Dementia, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome|Comments Off on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), Concussions and NUCCA

The Importance of a Neck Exam after a Concussion

Post Concussion Syndrome: More Than Just a Lingering Headache   When most people think about a concussion they think of the damage that is done to the brain. MRIs, Cat Scans, x-rays and neurological exams are generally focused on the skull and brain. But persistent symptoms related to a concussion may have more to do [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:55+00:00 September 23rd, 2013|Concussion, Cranio-cervical syndrome, Dizziness, Headaches, Insomnia, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome, Sleep problems, Vertigo|Comments Off on The Importance of a Neck Exam after a Concussion

Natural Treatment for Post Concussion Syndrome in Apple Valley, Minnesota

No Soccer Headers until the Age of 14, Experts Say   A recent USA Today story discusses the concerns parents, coaches and doctors have when it comes to youth sports and concussions.   The closer look has come as a backlash to shocking stories from the world of professional athletics. With reports of increased risk [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:55+00:00 September 18th, 2013|Alzheimer's disease, Children, Concussion, Cranio-cervical syndrome, Dementia, Dizziness, Headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome, Tension headaches|Comments Off on Natural Treatment for Post Concussion Syndrome in Apple Valley, Minnesota

New Research Links Concussions and Alzheimers Disease

Similar Brain Abnormalities in Concussions and Alzheimers Disease   Science Codex is reporting that a new study published in the Journal Radiology is showing similar brain abnormalities between mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), also known as concussions and those found in early Alzheimer's dementia.   "Findings of MTBI bear a striking resemblance to those seen [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:55+00:00 September 16th, 2013|Alzheimer's disease, Concussion, Cranio-cervical syndrome, Dementia, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome|Comments Off on New Research Links Concussions and Alzheimers Disease

Post-concussion Syndrome in Children: Natural relief found in Apple Valley, Minnesota

Growing Concern over Post-concussion Syndrome in Children Many doctors and coaches are beginning to realize that concussions can be much more traumatic than originally believed.  And research has shown us that young athletes who have suffered multiple concussions need significantly longer recovery times.   Lingering symptoms following a concussion are frequently caused by changes in [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:56+00:00 September 9th, 2013|Children, Concussion, Dizziness, Headaches, Insomnia, Migraine headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome, Sleep problems, Vertigo|Comments Off on Post-concussion Syndrome in Children: Natural relief found in Apple Valley, Minnesota

Drug-Free Relief of Post-traumatic Headaches in Apple Valley, Minnesota

25% Still Have Headaches 4 Years Later   Post-traumatic Headaches (PTH) occur in 90% of patients following a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI), also known as a concussion.     Over time the percentage of patients who suffer with these types of headaches decreases, however almost 25% have persistent headaches four years later.   Many [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:56+00:00 September 4th, 2013|Chronic pain, Concussion, Cranio-cervical syndrome, Depression, Disequilibrium, Dizziness, Headaches, Insomnia, Migraine headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome, Sleep problems, Tension headaches, Vertigo|Comments Off on Drug-Free Relief of Post-traumatic Headaches in Apple Valley, Minnesota

Natural Relief of Football Related Concussions in Apple Valley, Minnesota

The Hot Topic in Football   Many news organizations are reporting on the hot topic in football right now, concussions. Lawsuits, questions of safety and a call for new research from many organizations is daily being reported.   The Toledo Blade is reporting that Ohio State University’s Dr. Russell Lonser is setting off on one [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:56+00:00 August 26th, 2013|Concussion, Headaches, Migraine headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome, Vertigo|Comments Off on Natural Relief of Football Related Concussions in Apple Valley, Minnesota

Contact Sports Athletes with Migraines Part 2 of 2

Last time we began to examine the different types of migraines that athletes may suffer from and what to do about them. Today we take a closer look at 2 other types of migraines and discuss a solution that is providing hope for athletes with migraines around the world.   Trauma Triggered Migraine Trauma triggered [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:56+00:00 August 19th, 2013|Concussion, Migraine headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome|Comments Off on Contact Sports Athletes with Migraines Part 2 of 2