Honoring Our Military Veterans

Today is a day of deep reflection and honoring for our Military Veterans who have served our country, both past and present. They have sacrificed so much. For many of us, we may not fully understand the true meaning of Veterans Day. It might be a day off from work, a three-day weekend filled [...]

Vagus Nerve and Brain Injury

Damage or pressure to the vagus nerve after a brain injury can contribute to inflammation and symptoms similar to other post brain injury conditions.  Neuroinflammatory responses from PTSD, chronic pain, syncope, chronic fatigue syndrome, and IBS are a few conditions signaling a vagus nerve problem linked with a concussion may exist. Dueling conditions can [...]

Neuroendocrine Dysfunction After Traumatic Brain Injury

Symptoms of neuroendocrine dysfunction after a traumatic brain injury may blend in with post-concussion syndrome.  Patients should learn to recognize the warning signs of NED and seek help from a specialized physician during the crucial period of up to 36 months post-injury.  Neuroendocrine problems after a mild traumatic brain injury can be undiagnosed or [...]

Treatments for Post-Concussion Syndrome

Finding the best treatments for post-concussion syndrome after a mild traumatic brain injury could involve evaluating rehabilitation options from both traditional and alternative physicians. Post-concussion syndrome often becomes an invisible diagnosis with no one size fits all treatment approach. Early-stage symptoms of post-concussion syndrome such as headaches, sensitivity to lights, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue [...]

Neurology vs. Functional Neurology

Understanding the differences between traditional neurology vs. functional neurology will help patients suffering from concussions or traumatic brain injury better decide how to navigate through treatment options to achieve their best recovery. Conventional neurology is the study of neuroscience and neurological based conditions of the brain and body. Neurology is a highly specialized division [...]

Breakthrough Tool for Traumatic Brain Injury Testing

A breakthrough vision rehabilitation tool for patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury is transforming lives throughout the world.  This unique diagnostic technique (called the Z-Bell Test℠) puts a new spotlight on how our current methods of assessing brain injuries and concussions should include a 21st Century Mind-Eye neuro-optometric evaluation with Z-Bell℠ testing. [...]

Neuroplasticity Rehabilitation

A unique neuroplasticity rehabilitation program aimed at helping patients with brain injuries rediscover their metacognitive voice, permanently improves cognition and learning. The definition of neuroplasticity can vary.  Understanding what neuroplasticity rehabilitation offers patients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury can redefine hope, even years after the original injury. Dr. Donalee Markus Ph.D., a [...]

Brain Injury and Gut Health

For many patients, a concussion or traumatic brain injury can mean the future health of the gut-brain connection may be at risk. Recent studies over the past few years have also linked the gut-brain axis to autism, depression, anxiety, and various autoimmune conditions.  Understanding how our future cognitive health connects with our gut pathology [...]

Traumatic Brain Injury and Short Term Memory Loss

Short-term memory loss after a concussion or traumatic brain injury may be associated with vision and sensory impairment. Short-term memory loss is often a complication for many people who have suffered from a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury. The problem may develop immediately after the head injury or slowly progress over time. Symptoms [...]

Approved Blood Test for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

  Each year emergency rooms use CT scans to perform images on millions of people with suspected brain injuries. The injury can range from a mild concussion to moderate or severe.  CT scans provide a critical source of information when physicians suspect bleeding, swelling on the brain, or a fracture of the skull has [...]