The Contact Sports Athlete and Migraines Part 1 of 2

Professional Athletes and Migraines The Cleveland Browns star running back Trent Richardson was recently in the news because of migraine headaches.  Richardson is just another of many athletes who regularly experience migraine headaches.  Former Minnesota Viking Percy Harvin, Dwayne Wade, Serena Williams, and many others are known to have chronic migraines as well.   Richardson [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:56+00:00 August 14th, 2013|Concussion, Migraine headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome|Comments Off on The Contact Sports Athlete and Migraines Part 1 of 2

Natural Approach for Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries in Apple Valley, MN

Repetitive Soccer Ball Heading May Be Leading to Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries   Fox and CBS news are reporting that repetitive heading of a soccer ball may be leading to brain injury. In the past decade, concern has been raised surrounding concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries sustained by football players and military personnel, as [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:56+00:00 August 12th, 2013|Concussion, Dizziness, Headaches, Insomnia, Migraine headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome, Sleep problems, Vertigo|Comments Off on Natural Approach for Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries in Apple Valley, MN

New Study Confirms Brain Changes after Concussion Following the First Episode

There Are No Mild Brain Injuries   Further evidence of brain changes after concussion and that the term “mild” should never be used in connection with brain injury were found in a study published in the March 2013 issue of the Journal Radiology.   In the study, NYU medical school researchers measured changes in global [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:57+00:00 August 5th, 2013|Concussion, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome|Comments Off on New Study Confirms Brain Changes after Concussion Following the First Episode

Young Athletes Who Have Suffered Multiple Concussions Need Significantly Longer Recovery

Multiple Concussions Means More Recovery CBS news is reporting that young athletes who have suffered multiple concussions need significantly longer recovery periods than first-time sufferers, according to a new study in the Journal Pediatrics.  About 3.8 million athletes suffer a concussion each year.   "There may be a subgroup of kids, particularly those who play [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:57+00:00 July 17th, 2013|Concussion, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome, Vertigo|Comments Off on Young Athletes Who Have Suffered Multiple Concussions Need Significantly Longer Recovery

New Research shows that Concussions are leading to Brain Changes

On November 21, 2012 , brain imaging shows changes in the brains of people with post-concussion syndrome (PCS), according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.   PCS affects approximately 20 percent to 30 percent of people who suffer mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) otherwise known as a concussion -- defined by [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:58+00:00 June 26th, 2013|Concussion, Headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome|Comments Off on New Research shows that Concussions are leading to Brain Changes

Concussions may lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

In February 2012, doctors from the Department of rehabilitative medicine at the University of Washington reported on a study of 239 people who have suffered mild traumatic brain injuries , also known as concussions. After 6 months, 17% of them had developed the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Rates of PTSD in civilian [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:59+00:00 June 21st, 2013|Concussion, Headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome, Post traumatic stress disorder|Comments Off on Concussions may lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and NUCCA

A concussion is a type of mild traumatic brain injury, or MTBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:59+00:00 June 19th, 2013|Concussion, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome|Comments Off on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and NUCCA