Concussions & Head Trauma
What is a Concussion?
A concussion – classified as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) – occurs whenever a direct blow to the head or whiplash effect causes the brain to bump against the skull. A common misconception about concussions is that a loss of consciousness occurs, but this is actually not the case. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, up to 90% of concussions do not involve loss of consciousness. You should always consult with your physician immediately if you suspect a concussion.
The symptoms of a concussion fall within 4 broad categories: physical, cognitive, emotional / behavioural and sleep disturbance. Data from our Concussion treatment program identifies upwards of 40 symptoms that are commonly associated with concussions.
Common symptoms of a concussion include headaches, dizziness, nausea, memory loss, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and loss of consciousness. When these symptoms or others occur for an extended period of time (about 3 months after the initial injury), the condition is known as post-concussion syndrome (PCS) and it can last for months or years, depending on the patient.
Our comprehensive assessment will confirm if the patient’s medical, physical and reported findings make them a good candidate for MyoWorx® concussion treatment. The MyoWorx® Myofascial Treatment Model is a one-of-a-kind methodology designed to accurately pinpoint and treat the specific muscles that produce or exacerbate concussion symptoms. The proprietary methodology includes use of the MyoWorx® TM20 device, which can precisely target distressed areas to mimic the body’s natural frequency, relax the muscles and allow your brain to heal.
Though there is no guarantee of recovery, our recent clinical data shows that 89% of patients suffering with PCS improve with the concussion treatment program. The results are consistent regardless of whether the patient has been suffering for a few weeks, a few months or even years prior to receiving the treatment.
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