Concussion

Conquering Education after Brain Injury

Conquering Education after Brain Injury

by Kellie Pokrifka Pursuing education is a deeply personal and individualized matter. The journey of every single student is unique. Following a brain injury, these differences are even more pronounced. Learning to accept your journey without comparison to others...

Is Dysautonomia a Major Factor in Post-Traumatic Headaches?

Is Dysautonomia a Major Factor in Post-Traumatic Headaches?

by Jonathan Chung, D.C. Persistent headaches are arguably the most common problem associated with persistent post-concussion symptoms. While these headaches do look and feel similar to migraine headaches, they have their own classification under the umbrella of post-traumatic headache...

Conquering College After Concussion

by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief Looking at college freshman Rachel Mischel you wouldn’t know that she has struggled with lingering symptoms from multiple concussions suffered several years ago. Fortunately for Rachel she found the right treatment path, but it was...

Are Faulty Veins to Blame for Dysautonomia After a Concussion

Are Faulty Veins to Blame for Dysautonomia After a Concussion

by Jonathan Chung, D.C. Dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system has become a more widely recognized problem in concussion research in the past 5 years. However, translating this knowledge into effective treatment has been lacking because many clinicians still...

The Anxious Brain

The Anxious Brain

by Dr. Jeremy Schmoe, DC, DACNB I’ll make this simple: when you injure your brain, you will affect the integration between your brain-gut and gut-brain axis. This can lead to gastrointestinal dysfunction, and it is very common to develop...

Setbacks After Brain Injury

Setbacks After Brain Injury

by Amy Zellmer | Editor-in-chief Setbacks. They’re a fact of life, right? After a brain injury, setbacks can be devastating. They can feel like the end of the world, wrapping you in a feeling of isolation and despair. Throughout...

Recovery vs. Resiliency

Recovery vs. Resiliency

by Amy Zellmer, Editor-in-chief In February of 2014 I slipped on a path of black ice, landing full-force on the back of my skull. I had suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in for a journey unlike anything...

The Concussion Paradigm

The Concussion Paradigm

by Vernon Williams, MD There is so much about the concussion process that isn’t yet fully understood by science. How can one athlete seemingly return to “normal” hours after what looks like a knockout blow to the head during...

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