Is a Concussion Behind Those Lingering Headaches?

Annually, millions of concussions from sports-related injury are reported in the US. Specifically, there are between 1.6 to close to 4 million of these concussions each year. While certain contact sports may be what comes to mind first, studies show that cheerleading is the number one sport with the most injuries for women's sports, and [...]

2017-09-19T00:16:22+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Concussion, Dizziness, Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Vertigo, Whiplash|Comments Off on Is a Concussion Behind Those Lingering Headaches?

The Natural Approach to Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Childhood TBI Did you know that the leading cause of death and disability among children and adolescents in the US is traumatic brain injury. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed those two age groups as being at the greatest risk of receiving a traumatic brain injury. People within those two groups account for [...]

2017-09-19T00:17:17+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Concussion, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome, Whiplash|Comments Off on The Natural Approach to Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

The Danger of Soccer in the Development of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

How Soccer changes your Brain According to an article in Fox, repetitive heading of the soccer ball can lead to brain injuries. In the last decade there has been more concern surrounding concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries sustained by football players and military personnel. Though more and more studies indicate those injuries, which can [...]

2017-09-19T00:17:18+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Concussion, Dizziness, Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome, Uncategorized, Whiplash|Comments Off on The Danger of Soccer in the Development of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

Concussions – What’s the Matter?

New technology looks into the Brain for answers Concussions pose a major challenge to health care providers due their intricate nature. Concussions are also known as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) which happens when the brain moves inside the skull typically caused by some sort of trauma. Symptoms may be obvious such as nausea, fatigue, and [...]

2017-09-19T00:17:18+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Chronic pain, Concussion, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome, Whiplash|Comments Off on Concussions – What’s the Matter?

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Upper Cervical

When a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is not Mild All it takes for someone to experience a concussion, which is a type of is mild traumatic brain injury is for them to bump their head, be struck on the head, or for their head to be jolted from one side to the other. Any such [...]

2017-09-19T00:18:12+00:00 September 7th, 2015|Concussion, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome, Whiplash|Comments Off on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Upper Cervical

Understanding MTBI and Concussions

What is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury? If you've experienced a concussion, then you've experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Though, not every person reacts the same way to every type of accident, so what causes an MTBI in one person may not cause one in another person. There are factors such as the force [...]

2017-09-19T00:18:13+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Concussion, Mild traumatic brain injury|Comments Off on Understanding MTBI and Concussions

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. [...]

Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

In recent years, people have begun to talk more about more about traumatic brain injuries, but some traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, are more mild than others. These mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI), which refers to the severity of the initial physical trauma and not the consequences of the injury, can happen in everyday [...]

2017-09-19T00:19:02+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Mild traumatic brain injury|Comments Off on Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

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 [...]

2017-09-19T00:20:29+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 [...]

2017-09-19T00:20:29+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