How a Concussion Can Impact One’s Life

A person can have a concussion and not even be aware of it. Experiencing a concussion does not require that a person passes out. Therefore, if one has recently been in a car accident, suffered a sports injury, or even had a trip and fall, he may have suffered whiplash or a concussion. If this type of injury is left…

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Parkinson’s Disease Linked to Head Injuries from Sports

What exactly is Parkinson’s disease? It is a neurological disorder that can be described as progressive and long-lasting in nature. The end result is the death of brain cells, particularly neurotransmitters that are responsible for dopamine release. The creates motor impairments, such as: Tremors Instability of posture Problems with cognitive impairment (from mild forgetfulness to dementia) Delayed movement Increased falls…

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The After Effects of Suffering a Concussion

Many people feel the effects of a concussion long after it happens. This is called post-concussion syndrome (PCS). When trauma to the head or neck occurs, it can affect the way the rest of the body functions. This is due to the fact that the brain communicates with the body through the brainstem. The pathway it follows is very small.…

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Chronic Post-Concussion Syndrome

On March 12, 2012 the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research had a very interesting case study that discussed the impact of an upper neck misalignment on the brain. After seeing a series of medical doctors, cardiologists and neurologists a 75-year-old woman finally found a neurologist who was familiar with upper cervical chiropractic. The neurologist determined that she had an…

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