Concussions are becoming increasingly common, especially among school-age athletes. It has been estimated that there are up to 3.8 million sports-related concussions in the United States each year ...View Article
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What Causes These Symptoms?
It all starts in the Brain. The brain is like a computer which controls pain perception and all organ function. If you stress the brain out too much, it will malfunction. Have you ever had too many applications open on your computer which caused your computer to freeze up? By making your computer think too hard, or asking it to do too much too fast, it will literally shut down or stop working. So how does this apply to your brain. Severe emotional stress or physical and emotional abuse can all cause your brain to short circuit. If you have metabolic issues like hypothyroidism, blood sugar imbalances (both high or low), anemia, auto-immune, sleep apnea, or anything depriving the brain of an adequate oxygen supply, you will often develop many of the above conditions. Ultimately, one side of the brain becomes over active and one side becomes under active leading to an over excited mecencephalon - part of the mid-brain (See Diagram). When the mecencephalon becomes over excited it leads many health problems such as:
How We Treat These Conditions
Step one: We consult with our patients to discuss current complaints, what has been done in the past (most being a plethora of medications given, only to see a gradual decline in health) and a health history.
Step Two: A special examination must be performed that finds out which side of the brain is under-firing.
These are completely pain free, easy to perform and similar to what a police officer would give to a drunk driver.
Step Three: If needed rrder blood work to evaluate what underlying conditions are contributing to your problem. Note: Most blood work can be done for a relatively low cost to you.
Step Four: Once all findings are obtained we put you on a course of treatment to include