What is a Concussion?

What is a Concussion?

The most commonly reported symptoms are occipital headache, blurry vision, nausea, dizziness, balance problems, a “foggy feeling,” difficulty with concentration, difficulty with memory, fatigue, confusion, drowsiness, and irritability. 

Image Credit: Andreas Vesalius' Fabrica, published in 1543, showing the base of the human brain, including optic chiasma, cerebellum, olfactory bulbs, etc.

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Massage Therapy and Post-Concussion Headaches

Massage Therapy and Post-Concussion Headaches

Researchers classify post-traumatic headaches as migraine headaches or tension-type headaches. In these demographics soft tissue irritation and subsequent nerve sensitization may be a major contributor to symptoms. There is also evidence that temporomandibular disorder may be a contributing factor to cervicogenic headaches.

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Many kids still don’t report concussion symptoms. How can we change that?

Many kids still don’t report concussion symptoms. How can we change that?

"Entangled in the enthusiasm and attention to professional football is the conversation of concussive injury and how playing professional football is related to brain injuries, neurocognitive problems and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)."

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