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CONCUSSION CAUSES, EFFECTS & CONSEQUENCES

Concussions are more in the forefront of news and awareness these days. And rightly so. The serious nature of concussion should not be ignored or taken lightly. As more research and data has become available, we now have a better understanding as to the short-term and long-term effects that concussions bring. Anyone can suffer a concussion, and nobody is immune.

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CONCUSSION TREATMENTS

Concussions, though referred to in medical terms as a “mild traumatic brain injury,” are a serious matter that needs immediate medical attention. If you have suffered a traumatic injury or blow to the head and are feeling even some of the classic concussion symptoms, now is the time to see a doctor or proceed to your local emergency room, urgent care centre, primary care clinic or similar…

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SYDNEY CROSBY TREATMENT

A chiropractor in Ottawa is hoping to strike a blow against the after-effects of concussions, using a treatment that helped get the NHL’s biggest superstar back in the game.

Athletes, especially those who participate in contact sports, are prone to concussions. These “mild traumatic brain injuries” feel anything but mild…

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What Is MS?

Multiple Sclerosis – commonly referred to as “MS” – is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, MS “disrupts the flow of information within the brain; and between the brain and the body.” As you can imagine (or as you may be suffering), this condition is debilitating and most certainly has a significant impact on…

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MS Treatment & Living with Multiple Sclerosis

While research into a cure for MS is ongoing, there have been significant strides made in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. “Managing MS is an ongoing process,” says the National MS Society. “It’s never too soon or too late to think about how to access high quality, comprehensive, interdisciplinary care.” We couldn’t agree more. If you or someone you love have been…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF RECOGNIZING CONCUSSIONS SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

Concussions are among the more serious injuries one can suffer. This despite the fact that, within the medical establishment, concussions are often referred to as a “mild” head trauma. If you’ve had the unfortunate circumstance of suffering a concussion, the experience would not likely be something you’d refer to as “mild.” That’s why it’s important to recognize the signs & symptoms of…

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What Is Chiropractic Neurology?

Chiropractic neurology – aka “functional neurology” – is the diagnosis and treatment of health, function and disease in the brain and nervous system. It is an evidence-based model of care, using a holistic approach to assess brain function and physical well-being related to the brain.

The Anatomy of the inner ear which is affected by a concussion

Videonystagmography

If you’ve been experiencing issues with vestibular function, motion, balance, dizziness and potential inner ear disorder, your best diagnostic resource may be something called videonystagmography. That’s a mouthful, we must admit. We’ve created this page to break it all down for you, showing you how this test is helpful for assessing and diagnosing a variety of disorders of the vestibular system.

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WHERE SHOULD I GET MY CONCUSSION TREATED?

After suffering a concussion and experiencing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue your first question might be “What do I need to know when looking for treatment of my concussion?”

A man leads against the wall in pain after suffering a mild concussion

WHAT IS CONCUSSION BALANCE TESTING?

If you have suffered a concussion, odds are you have experienced dizziness and balance issues. In fact, after headaches, balance and dizziness issues are the most reported symptoms of a concussion. You might feel a bit out of balance while standing or walking, even falling.

A man experiences neck pain after suffering a concussion in a car accident

THE LINK BETWEEN CONCUSSIONS AND NECK PAIN

If you have just sustained a head injury or concussion, you are likely experiencing a number of uncomfortable symptoms. From headaches, brain fog, vertigo, and memory issues, a concussion can leave you feeling less than great for quite a while. What many people don’t know how about is the link between neck pain/injuries and post-concussion syndrome.

HOW TO TREAT A CHILD WITH A CONCUSSION

If your child has suffered a concussion, you need to make sure that they receive the treatment they need, right away. Read more to find out how to treat a child with a concusison.

WHAT ARE TICS?

Tics are sudden, involuntary movements, twitches, or sounds that people do repeatedly. Tics are not voluntary, and the person suffering from them can not stop themselves from making it. A very common example of a tic is when a person blinks over and over again, or a person with a vocal tic might repeatedly and unwillingly make a grunting sound.

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