If a beloved friend or family member told you they had been in an accident, you’d encourage them to get help, right?
What is “blue light” and what does it have to do with head injuries? Concussions, or really any type of head injury, can be a challenging injury to manage, particularly if it is chronic.
I am really excited to share a recent development that is very near and dear to my heart. After seeing a patient suffering from the effects of a concussion, I realized that I did not know nearly enough on how to effectively care for their condition. This situation made me very passionate about concussion education and awareness and has led me to do a great deal of research on this topic.
We commonly get questions from our patients about treating children. Whether it’s a particular sign that a parent notices, or a concern for the pro-active prevention of issues that they themselves may be suffering from, parents often will inquire if they should get their children checked, and what exactly that process entails.
Diets and fads seem to come and go, and one of the newest “trends” to be making headlines is intermittent fasting. It is not so much a diet as it is a schedule of eating; it isn’t so concerned with what you are eating as it is with when you are eating. The most common schedule is a 16:8 rule in which you fast for 16 hours and eat only during an 8-hour window.
If you’ve ever dealt with an injury, you know that the sooner it’s dealt with properly, the faster and more appropriately it will heal. When we are talking about the health of your spine and brain, this is even more imperative.