Post-concussion syndrome, especially when prolonged, is not something the American medical system is equipped to handle. This is one woman's experience and how she learned to research and advocate for herself due to poor treatment.
In a split second, everything in my life would change drastically. I never knew the impact that one concussion could have on not only myself, but my family, my friends, and those around me.
I have been rehabilitating from my traumatic brain injury (TBI) for almost 10 months, during which time I have learned that doing certain things daily helps me a lot with my symptoms. This is not medical advice by any means, just what I have found that helps me.
If you hit your head hard and are now feeling foggy, having head pain, or having trouble remembering, you may have a concussion. Check these symptoms and see if you need to go to the doctor.
Concussion changes the cellular functioning of the brain, potentially leading to multiple symptoms doctors can neither fix nor explain. Functional neurology, which doesn't rely on medication or surgery, can be the thing that finally brings relief from lingering symptoms.
Photobiomodulation, a fancy word for light therapy, can provide significant natural benefits for several health conditions. It was a breakthrough for me to finally start recovering three years after a brain injury.
I am a survivor of traumatic brain injury who now works as a case manager with disabled adults. This article covers both my experience as well as that of one of my clients.
All my life, I have been told I must have "big brains to hold all that smartness in." Little did I know this was actually true.
Resting the brain doesn't come naturally to children, yet rest is needed for concussion recovery. This list helped us relieve boredom when our daughter had a concussion.