In recent years, Post Concussion Syndrome has taken the center stage primarily in contact sports and mountain sports such as snowboarding, skiing and mountain biking.
Concussions are defined as a mild traumatic brain injury that usually occurs from getting hit in the head. However, concussions can occur in many different ways. They can occur if someone experiences whiplash or even a jostling of their brain. Contrary to popular belief, concussions do not always occur when there is a loss of consciousness, they often occur while we are conscious.
The consequences of a concussion can last weeks, months, and sometimes even years. The lasting impact of concussions can often be overlooked, and oftentimes misdiagnosed. This leaves people who experience the symptoms often hopeless.
There are many symptoms of Post Concussion Syndrome, with the following being a few:
- Loss of concentration and memory
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurry vision
- Noise and light sensitivity
- Digestive upset
- Rarely, decreases in taste and smell
Here at Gates Brain Health we utilize advanced technology to assess your brain function. With videonystagmography, we are able to see which parts of your brain were affected post concussion. We also use advanced neuroimaging, specifically diffusion tensor imaging, to get a better picture of how the brain was specifically affected by the concussion. Diffusion tensor imaging looks at white matter tracts, the microstructural array, and the axons to see abnormalities post concussion, it is cutting edge in the world of Post Concussion Syndrome.
With specialty imaging, videonystagmography, ImPACT neurocognitive testing, and neuroplasticity exercises, we help post concussion patients rehabilitate their brain and gain their life back.
For more information about how we can help treat concussions, contact us today at (833) 374-2837.