young woman tested for concussion symptomsThe Broadview Spine and Health Centre is an Ottawa concussion clinic on the front lines of assessing and treating concussion sufferers.

Our chiropractic neurologists and concussion specialists have years of experience treating patients with concussion. As specialists, we monitor and tailor treatments to specifically target the needs of the individual. Find out more about how we treat concussions in Ottawa.

Concussion Diagnosis & the Effects of Mis-Diagnosis

doctor checks mri results for concussionThe Broadview team recognizes that concussions, or mild traumatic brain injuries, are complex and highly variable in duration and symptoms. It is important to know that when an individual sustains a head injury the physiological, vestibulo-ocular and cervicogenic components must be considered when deciding on treatment options for a better result.

Suffering a concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury, is often a confusing & frustrating experience.

Faced with a constellation of symptoms ranging from dizziness, fatigue, headache, irritability, sleep disturbance, memory impairment, reduced concentration, anxiety, sensitivity to noise and light, blurred vision and depression. Patients are often dismissed, or worse, misdiagnosed.

Misdiagnosed patients can suffer negative and long-term consequences and even persistent neurological problems.

Why the Right Concussion Treatment Is Vital

young man fell off bike has head injuryThat is why the Broadview Spine and Health Centre prioritizes providing clients with extensive careful assessments and personal evaluations in order to reach an accurate diagnosis and create treatment options that suit the individual.

We use quantifiable concussion evaluation tools and from that develop specialized and specific treatments to help patients on the way to recovery.

At our Ottawa clinic, we address three components of brain health during treatment:

  • physiologic
  • vestibulo-ocular
  • cervicogenic

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.

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.

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

Concussion Treatment & Therapy in Ottawa

concussion patient with red eye

The Broadview Spine and Health Center uses specifically designed therapies to enhance a patient’s recovery, offering current intervention strategies on a multilevel basis.

This means translating our clinical specialities into the following areas:

  • nutritional recommendations
  • auditory therapy
  • laser-guided proprioceptive feedback
  • photobiomodulation
  • vision therapy
  • vestibular rehabilitation
  • transcranial vagus nerve stimulation
  • mirror therapy
  • eye exercises
  • ear insufflation
  • somatosensory evoked potential
  • non-surgical decompression therapy

It is clear that everyone experiences the effects of concussion differently and everyone recovers at a different rate. There is no one size fits all.

Speciliazed Course of Treatment for Concussion in Ottawa

Broadview Spine and Health Centre emphasizes the importance of proper diagnosis and treatment for each patient.

With wide and lengthy experience, and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, we offer a variety of treatment choices to deal with issues and symptoms and speed recovery from concussion and brain injury.

Contact us today (using the form below) to find out more and to book an appointment with one of our concussion specialists.