"Once diagnosed with a concussion (resulting from a car accident), I struggled to know what to do after the neurologist said it would take 6-9 month to recover. A simple internet search for “concussion care” led me to NeuroHealth Services. I was admittedly skeptical at the onset, but after less than one week of intensive brain training therapy my symptoms had noticeably decreased. After two weeks, I was convinced that I was in the right place. The work we’ve done is not an instant cure-all; however, the staff at NeuroHealth Services has helped me navigate this new normal."
When we first came to Dr. Ralston, we were desperate. Hannah had gotten a concussion in an ATV Ranger accident in March of 2015. In May the school trainer and the sports medicine doctor both said she was over the concussion. The summer went ok, but she still didn’t seem like herself. When school started in the fall, she had migraine headaches and terrible abdominal pain which got increasingly worse. She began to hate all of her favorite activities. She missed 28 days of school in the fall, and her grades fell. She had been 2nd in her class, but now school work and concentration were very difficult. Teachers and students treated her badly, and she seemed to be depressed, daily begging us to move to another place and another school.
We went to quite a few doctors, getting the wrong diagnoses, and finding no help. A friend told me Hannah had symptoms of frontal lobe injury, which I looked up, and agreed that her concussion might not be healed. I took her to Dr. Ralston in January, 2016, and he did a series of tests, such as blood work, balance tests, and eye movement tests. He determined that she did still have the concussion. She went through 2 intensive rounds of therapy, and continued once a week during the summer.
During the therapy, her mood improved, and the migraines got better, then stopped. She was also seeing a gastroenterologist at the same time, who cleared up all the abdominal pain issues. During the spring semester, while doing the therapy, she tried to do online school, but was unable to read online and do the work. Over the summer, she did 4H, went to camp and vacation, and led music in 2 Vacation Bible Schools, but still was unable to do much school work.
Mid-August she started her senior year at school with adjustments in her schedule for classes missed. After 2 weeks, I can see that she is doing well. She is enjoying school, cross country, band and her friends. She is making good grades, and is able to study. She is running faster than before the concussion. She is back enjoying her life and succeeding again. I am so grateful to Dr. Ralston and his staff for giving her her life back.
-by Hannah's mother, Ella
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