The vestibular system involves the inner ear and associated brainstem nuclei that help your brain process where your head is in space. Symptoms may include: Poor spatial awareness, poor balance or coordination, dizziness, brain fog
90% of brain injured patients are expected to have at least one eye movement disorder. Symptoms may include: Motion sensitivity, double vision, blurry vision, dizziness, brain fog, and headaches
Concussions are often caused by whiplash injuries (hitting your head is not required). Damage to the ligaments and muscles in the neck can cause symptoms such as: Neck pain, muscle tension, neck stiffness, poor balance, spontaneous "cracking" sounds when you move your neck
The autonomic system controls the automatic functions of the body: heart rate, blood pressure, blood flow, digestion, and the balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic states. Symptoms may include: nausea, vomiting, tachycardia/heart palpitations, lightheadedness, faintness/fainting, fatigue, or anxiety
Patients with this subtype experience symptoms such as difficulty with concentration/focus, short-term memory, decision-making, communication/word-finding, and auditory processing. Mood and behavioral changes may also occur.
Patients with this subtype may experience trouble managing blood sugar (propensity for spikes and crashes), struggle with fatigue/energy. Symptoms may follow a daily or monthly pattern that fluctuates with hormones. The metabolic sub-type may include digestive issues and food sensitivities.
Our comprehensive examination includes a complete neurological and musculoskeletal evaluation including testing:
This thorough examination allows our doctors to determine which subtype(s) of concussion each patient has, and choose specific treatments for each individual.
There are numerous methods to treat post-concussion syndrome, including vestibular rehabilitation, physical therapy, vision therapy, and cognitive therapy.
During your concussion recovery journey, you may have tried a few, if not all of these forms of treatment but are still experiencing symptoms.
Our individualized approach to treatment includes designing a plan where, not only do we select the appropriate therapies that will be performed, but we determine the proper amount of stimulation, and in which sequence they should be performed. This allows us to achieve greater results.
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