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

Contact sports, Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) and NUCCA

According to the Mayo Clinic, Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is a complex disorder in which a variable combination of post-concussion symptoms — such as headaches and dizziness — last for weeks, months or sometimes even years after the injury that caused the concussion.   Concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury, usually occurring after a blow to [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:59+00:00 June 7th, 2013|Headaches, Post concussion syndrome, Vertigo|Comments Off on Contact sports, Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) and NUCCA

Can old concussions lead to chronic headaches?

For years NUCCA doctors have been asking patients if they have a history of head and neck injuries including, car accidents, falls, times where they have been knocked unconscious, had a concussion or stitches to their head.   Why?   When accidents and injuries tear loose the connective tissue that holds the spine in place [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:59+00:00 June 5th, 2013|Headaches, Migraine headaches, Post concussion syndrome, Vertigo|Comments Off on Can old concussions lead to chronic headaches?