Understanding Post-Concussion Syndrome

If you were recently in a car accident, suffered a sports injury, or otherwise experienced any type of injury to your head that led to a concussion, you might suffer from post-concussion syndrome. That's a disorder that occurs following the concussion and can last for weeks or months. Symptoms will usually begin within seven to [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:29+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|Concussion, Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Post concussion syndrome, Tension headaches, Vertigo|Comments Off on Understanding Post-Concussion Syndrome

Understanding Post-Concussion Syndrome

If you were recently in a car accident, suffered a sports injury, or otherwise experienced any type of injury to your head that led to a concussion, you might suffer from post-concussion syndrome. That's a disorder that occurs following the concussion and can last for weeks or months. Symptoms will usually begin within seven to [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:30+00:00 January 12th, 2015|Concussion, Post concussion syndrome|Comments Off on Understanding Post-Concussion Syndrome

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. [...]

Minnesota Twins Joe Mauer Struggles with Lingering Concussion Symptoms

Baseball Catchers Have Frequent Concussions   Concussions have been a major concern in Major League Baseball this season. About a dozen catchers have been placed on the seven-day concussion list because of head injuries, including former MVP Joe Mauer.   USA Today looked at the rise in head injuries among catchers in baseball, showing the [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:55+00:00 October 7th, 2013|Post concussion syndrome|Comments Off on Minnesota Twins Joe Mauer Struggles with Lingering Concussion Symptoms

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