Post-concussion fatigue: Expected or a Chronic condition?
Development of Post-Concussion Fatigue After a head injury, patients can experience various common symptoms, including joint pain, headache, dizziness, nausea and fatigue. Concussions are largely an energy balance problem in…
Recovery Roadmap: Manual Therapy's Crucial Role in Concussion Care
Introduction In the ever-evolving landscape of concussion management, the profound influence of manual therapy techniques on patient outcomes is indisputable. The nuanced practice of manual therapy has, at times, been…
It is well-established that a mild traumatic brain injury has a direct impact on mental health. Healthcare professionals should be aware of a concussion patient’s emotional & psychological symptoms, and…
The idea behind neck strengthening exercises for concussion prevention is because concussion is due to acceleration or deceleration. The theory is that, if the neck is stronger – or stiffer – then it wouldn’t cause as much of a whipping motion, and may prevent the brain moving back and forth within the skull.
There are some problems with this theory. Firstly, the mechanism of injury for concussion is the stretching and shearing of neurons or axons within the brain, and not the coup-contrecoup theory. Check out the below post from @Concussion_Doc about mechanism of injury theories.
During the episode, Dr. Marshall explains that neck strength does not equal neck stiffness. In order to reduce the risk for concussion, an athlete needs to be able to prepare and anticipate that an impact is coming. In-game awareness and being able to contract the neck quickly can help this. Listen to the full episode below or check out this blog post: Can neck strength reduce concussion risk?
Creatine has intrigued a lot of researchers in the concussion space. It is proven to increase ATP production in the muscles, but can it increase ATP levels in the brain following injury? Dr. Marshall discusses some of the research as well as theories about the role of creatine in concussion management.
Visual motion sensitivity and symptoms of dizziness in large crowds, cars, grocery stores or shopping malls are extremely common for people suffering from a concussion or persistent symptoms. Dr. Marshall discusses some of the approaches to concussion care that may help to alleviate some of these symptoms.
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