Are You Experiencing Any of the Following Post-Concussion Symptoms?
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Think back to the time in your life before the head injury when you didn't have the daily debilitating headaches, brain fog, depression, waking up completely exhausted like you hadn't slept, memory loss and stomach problems that interfere with your life. As time goes on you spend each day hoping that it'll go away with every antidepressant or headache medication that you're prescribed. For some of you, your concussion may have started to limit your activities and social time or stopped you from enjoying vacations altogether.
The truth is you may be able to overcome these dreadful post-concussion symptoms even if you've had them linger for years. This is only possible when multiple causes are addressed simultaneously. Our NeuroReset Program methodically addresses all of the underlying factors and helps determine where your brain health is breaking down.
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1. Impaired Vestibular System
The vestibular system (inside the inner ear) is the sensory system that gives humans the ability to have appropriate balance and know where they are at in relation to their world while they are moving. All too commonly, the vestibular system becomes impaired in those with brain injuries. It then becomes increasing difficult to ride in automobiles, change position quickly, partake in athletic activities, or move normally as they had before the concussion.
2. Increased Sympathetic "Fight or Flight" Nervous System
The sympathetic nervous system's primary responsibility is to stimulate the body's fight-or-flight response. This division of the nervous system lives in the upper brainstem, directly next to the areas that process light and sound from our environment. With a concussion, this upper brainstem will over-fire and lead to light sensitivity (photophobia), sound sensitivity (phonophobia), increased sweating, rapid heart beating and the inability to handle a normal amount of visual input.
3. Inappropriate Ocular (Eye) Movements
The visual system and movements of the eyes are under neurological control from the brain, brainstem and vestibular system. It is very common that disruption in the neurological control centers for the eyes will become impaired when a brain injury occurs. One will experience a difficult time staring at a stationary target, following a movie target, or having inappropriate visual reflexes. This can lead to brain fatigue with reading or driving.
4. Headaches or Migraines
Headaches, and in some more severe cases migraines, will occur due to a head injury. Trauma to the head can facilitate inflammation in the brain and cause headaches. It would not be uncommon for light and sounds to trigger headaches, and the headaches themselves can further promote more sensitivity to ambient light and sounds. This becomes a vicious cycle and mechanisms promoting the problem need to be addressed. Aura may precede the migraines and for some people this pattern may become chronic.
5. Poor sleep/Inability to sleep
The inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, wake up unrefreshed even after perceived plenty of sleep and the inability to turn the mind off and relax typically occur with concussions. Brain injuries require your need to sleep for optimal healing, however a shift in cortisol hormone, failure to produce certain neurotransmitters, and overactivity of others will shift the brain into a mode where quality sleep is rarely achieved. Stress due to the head injury aggravate all of these possibilities.
6. Cognitive/Behavioral Changes
Due to a multitude of factors, a shift in neurochemistry can lead to a daily struggle with depression and anxiety following the head trauma. Depression is typically seen as the result of decrease production of some neurotransmitters, and can be promoted in some of those that don't regain their health in a short period of time. Anxiety is typically seen due to failure of the production of a neurotransmitter called GABA, or can be promoted by too many excitatory neurochemicals in the brain.