What I wish I knew

What I Wish I Knew Before My Child’s Concussion The story referenced here is from the point of view of a mother whose child sustained a concussion. She discusses how her daughter was injured, the symptoms she experienced, how long things lasted, and what she wishes she had known BEFORE her daughter ever suffered a […]

Researchers see brain volume loss after concussion

“Researchers have discovered noticeable changes in the brains of athletes with a history of concussions, months or even years after their last injury. They observed a 10- to 20-per-cent reduction in volume in the frontal lobe as well as 25 to 35 per cent less blood flow to certain areas of the brain, particularly the […]

Concussion and TBI Facts

HOW SERIOUS ARE CONCUSSIONS? The Centers for Disease Control estimate that there are up to 3.8 million concussions sustained each year. One out of every 10 athletes will experience a concussion during any given sport season. Less than 10% of concussions result in a loss of consciousness (seeing stars, blacking out, etc.). 78% of all […]

Brain-Gut Axis damaged in TBI and Concussion

One of the most commonly overlooked side effects or symptoms of TBI and Concussion is the disruption of the Brain-Gut Axis. There are several connections from the brain to the gut, two of the better known connections are the Vagus Nerve, and the Nucelus Tractus Solitarius. Both of these are found in the lower brain […]