POST CONCUSSION SYNDROME TREATMENT

Did you experience a serious head injury and can no longer work, attend school or comfortably finish basic daily tasks? Are headaches, fatigue, dizziness, poor concentration and short-term memory, foggy brain, light and sound sensitivity, irritability, emotionality, difficulty reading, watching television or using a computer holding you back from the life you once had?

The diverse symptoms associated with this injury are a reflection of the way the human brain moves about the skull damaging different areas during trauma. Here at Broadview we have the experience and the equipment to provide the treatment you need to begin your recovery to normal.

Three Components of Post Concussion Syndrome and Related Symptoms

It is imperative that all three components be addressed during treatment if the chance for a good outcome from care is expected. Although there may be some similarities between individuals who have sustained a concussion, no two are identical.

Treating a common case of physiologic

What is PHYSIOLOGIC

The PHYSIOLOGIC component refers to injury at the cellular (neuron) level. Symptoms generally involve fatigue and headaches with cognitive and/or physical activity, brain fog, nausea, light and sound sensitivity, dizziness and poor concentration.

happy patient after treatment for his concussion

What is VESTIBULO-OCULAR

The VESTIBULO-OCULAR component refers to involvement of the visual and balance system. Growing evidence in the research demonstrates the importance of evaluating concussions/mild traumatic brain injury using these biomarkers. Symptoms can include blurred or double vision, difficulty with tracking moving objects and difficulty with reading.

Lady experiencing neck pain

What is CERVICOGENIC

The CERVICOGENIC component refers to damage to structures of the neck and how they contribute to symptoms which include neck pain and headaches.

Treatments for Concussion

CONCUSSION TREATMENT AT OUR CLINIC

As you can see, proper concussion diagnosis and treatment is complex and essential for a proper recovery. At Broadview Spine and Health Centre, we are experts in the field of concussion and brain injury. Our years of experience and familiarity with various form of injury and treatment, combined with our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, make Broadview the right choice in Ottawa for treatment of concussion & brain injury.

If you’re suffering concussion symptoms, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’ll work with you to reach an accurate diagnosis and develop a thorough course of treatment that bolsters your chances for a full recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Sustaining a single concussion, in many cases, results in a straight-forward recovery with few complications. However, for those who have suffered multiple concussions, especially when the original has not fully healed, the recovery time can grow exponentially. Take care during recovery as while you might feel better, the concussion could still need time to fully heal.

  • We utilize quantifiable concussion evaluation tools
  • We measure eye movements and balance
  • We take care to ensure your recovery is objective, not subjective

A major side effect from sustaining a concussion injury is cervicogenic pain or headaches, which is focused in the neck area. The challenge for doctors is neck pain does not always point to a problem within the neck, but could be a result of spine or eye misalignment.

  • Concussions cause eye misalignment, leading to head tilt
  • Neck pain is a flag for helping identify contributing issues
  • Our treatment is built to help protect your long-term recovery

A common symptom for those who have suffered concussions and experiencing symptoms of post-concussion syndrome includes fatigue. Fatigue can come from many different factors. However, concussions build fatigue symptoms on a cellular level from the damage sustained in a concussion, interrupting your body’s ability to build and use energy.

  • Fatigue from concussions is a result from calcium leaks
  • Other fatigue could stem from problems with thyroids or anemia
  • Fatigue problems can take some time to fully recover from

Post-concussion syndrome is a complex condition that requires a lot of care and time to fully recover from. You could experience significant fatigue, inability to effectively concentrate, headaches, poor balance, and loss of fine motor control. These and more are the result of concussion damage to three major areas in your body, which all require the care our clinic can provide:

  • Physical damage the cell wall of the brain
  • Damage to the motor systems of the eyes and balance
  • Cervucigenic symptoms such as pain in the neck

Broadview Health Centre offers specialized equipment and technology that helps us diagnose problems and treat them effectively in regards to concussions and other mild-traumatic brain injuries. These tools are a mix of physical tests and electrical monitors working in tandem to give evaluations of the body’s control over balance and motor control, giving us invaluable information on a patents condition by:

  • Evaluating the body’s ability to balance on flat and uneven surfaces
  • Balance when a patents head is turning in various directions
  • Building information on how a concussion effects an individual

Broadview Spine & Health Centre utilized state of the art diagnosis equipment to allow us to gain quality information on how to approach treatment to every patent’s unique symptoms. A Videonystagmography allows us to get a fine-tuned reading of eye movements on video and with graphical representation.

  • Helps us identify where damage is located in the brain
  • Helps develop a customized program for the patient
  • Provides conclusive evidence for brain injury symptoms

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