Concussions: Myths vs. Truths and Where to Find Real Help
Concussion, Head Trauma, Headache, Head Pain, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Post Concussion Syndrome, Post - Concussion Syndrome, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, MTBJ

Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries that usually occur after a blow to the head. They are surrounded by myths, however. Let’s separate the truth from the myths about concussions and learn how best to care for them. Here are some of the more common myths concerning concussions: Helmets prevent concussions Symptoms go away after resting for short time A person who goes unconscious is worse off than someone who does not pass out A concussion only happens if one loses consciousness Minor impacts do not cause concussions A CT that is normal is a reliable way to tell if … Continue reading “Concussions: Myths vs. Truths and Where to Find Real Help”

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Coping with Concussions by Looking to Synergy Chiropractic
Concussion, Head Trauma, Headache, Head Pain, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Post Concussion Syndrome, Post - Concussion Syndrome, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, MTBJ

If one has endured a concussion, there may be lingering symptoms that can suggest post-concussion syndrome is the occurring. This is especially true in the case of those who have had more than one concussion or blow to the head. The person may be suffering from what is called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). However, it is impossible to determine this unless an autopsy is performed. Some even debate the existence of CTE. The Debate About Concussions Robert Stern from Boston University was part of a meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. He stated during the meeting that the … Continue reading “Coping with Concussions by Looking to Synergy Chiropractic”

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Post-Concussion Syndrome and Changes Within the Brain
Concussion, Head Trauma, Headache, Head Pain, Post-Concussion Syndrome, Post Concussion Syndrome, Post - Concussion Syndrome, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, MTBJ

Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is the term used to describe the lingering effects of enduring a traumatic injury to the head. Radiology, an online journal, reported about a study done in November of 2012 that revealed the brain showed significant changes in those suffering from PCS. Not everyone who sustains a concussion will experience post-concussion syndrome. Studies do indicate that up to 30% of people will go on to suffer from PCS. In many cases, these people are not even aware that they have it. This is due to the fact that so many believe they must be knocked unconscious in … Continue reading “Post-Concussion Syndrome and Changes Within the Brain”

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Children and Post-Concussion Syndrome—How to Proceed

Sadly, post-concussion syndrome is something that may accompany a child’s love of sports. Not all children will suffer from a concussion, but it is important to be aware of what post-concussion syndrome is and how to cope with it in case it does happen. The most important thing parents can do for their sports-loving children is to help them prevent accidents. How can this be done? By teaching them the importance of: Getting proper rest Stretching before engaging in sports Eating properly to fuel their bodies Exercising Living an overall healthy lifestyle While doing these things will help, they won’t … Continue reading “Children and Post-Concussion Syndrome—How to Proceed”

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Coping with Post-Concussion Syndrome in Anchorage, Alaska

Concussions and post-concussion syndrome are very similar. Basically, post-concussion syndrome lasts long after the concussion should have gone away. It consists of the following symptoms: Feeling dizzy or lightheaded Abnormal headaches Irritability Problems sleeping Extreme tiredness Unable to concentrate and problems remembering things Sensitivity to light and sound Vomiting Blurry vision How do these types of injuries occur? Some common ways a person may think of are vehicle accidents and sporting injuries. However, any trauma to the head or neck can cause a traumatic brain injury. According to the CDC, these make up 30% of deaths from injury. Some say … Continue reading “Coping with Post-Concussion Syndrome in Anchorage, Alaska”

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The Long-Lasting Effects of Post-Concussion Syndrome
Concussion, Head Trauma, Headache, Head Pain, Post-Concussion Syndrome

The brainstem and the spinal cord are the communication highway of the body and brain. The pathway from the brain to the body is very narrow and runs through two small bones that are responsible for holding the head in proper position. These are the atlas and axis bones, the top two bones of the upper neck. If one of these bones becomes misaligned by as little as ¼ of a millimeter, the brainstem stops sending proper signals. This leads to a number of health problems. Post-Concussion Syndrome A woman sought out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor after … Continue reading “The Long-Lasting Effects of Post-Concussion Syndrome”

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What is Post-Concussion Syndrome? How Does It Happen?
Concussion, Head Trauma, Headache, Head Pain, Post-Concussion Syndrome

Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is the long-lasting effect of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI’s happen when a person receives a direct blow to his head. Not only do martial arts fighters and sports players have these injuries happen, but they can also occur if someone trips and falls (falling down stairs or out of bed, for example) or during vehicular accidents (particularly if a person hits the windshield, dashboard, or steering wheel). Also, being kicked in the head or punched can cause a TBI. When Does It Become Post-Concussion Syndrome? A few days after the injury, a person may begin … Continue reading “What is Post-Concussion Syndrome? How Does It Happen?”

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Children and Sports-Related Concussions
Concussion, Head Trauma, Headache, Head Pain, Kid Sports

Sports-related concussions are very common among children. Concussions are a mild traumatic brain injury that results in the function of the brain being disrupted temporarily. This actually changes the way the brain works. A person does not have to lose consciousness to have suffered a concussion. The actual symptoms may last for less than fifteen minutes, but have longer lasting repercussions if not corrected right away. Caring for a Child After a Concussion Occurs Here are some things to do if a person suspects that a child has suffered a concussion and to avoid future concussions: Take a break: The … Continue reading “Children and Sports-Related Concussions”

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Concussions Cause Changes in the Brain
Concussion, Brain Injury, TBI, Head Injury

Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is the end result of a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), also called a concussion. The World Health Organization defines this as a traumatic event that causes a loss of consciousness for a small amount of time and short-lived memory impairment or confusion. Symptoms include:  Inability to concentrate  Recurrent headaches  Problems with memory  Post-concussion syndrome affects up to 30% of people who experience a concussion. Neuroimaging cannot conclusively find a difference between a normal patient and those with an MTBI. Therefore, it is unknown whether or not a person will develop PCS. Dr. Yulin Ge, M.D. wanted … Continue reading “Concussions Cause Changes in the Brain”

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Shocking Concussion Link to Alzheimer’s Disease

Concussions are a common injury in sports, car accidents, and falls, and the damage may not stop at a few hours of wooziness. According to Radiology¸ a medical journal, the neural abnormalities seen in Alzheimer’s patients is shocking similar to that found in an MTBI, or mild traumatic brain injury.   One reason for this connection that was postulated by the researchers is that concussions create difficulty in focusing on specific sounds. It has been long established that hearing problems increase the risk of the development of Alzheimer’s.   Another issue that is often set off by a concussion is problems with … Continue reading “Shocking Concussion Link to Alzheimer’s Disease”

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