Living with Brain Injury: Coronavirus

Disrupted daily routines can place undue stress on those living with a brain injury during the Coronavirus pandemic. Information surrounding COVID-19 and its potential impact on each of our lives can be overwhelming. Brain injury survivor, Jeff Sebell writes "We need to process and deal with the information we get, but processing information, dealing [...]

Improving Emotional Problems After Brain Injury

Healing the gut-brain axis could be a crucial factor in improving emotional problems after brain injury. Over the past several years, a multitude of studies has shown the breakdown of the gut-brain axis and our enteric nervous system, after a traumatic brain injury. Damage to the bidirectional highway linking our brain to our gut [...]

Self-Care After Brain Injury

Implementing a self-care routine after a brain injury could improve long term recovery outcomes. Although many patients recover from concussions, ignoring symptoms by returning to our regular activities may cause more harm in the long run. Even a mild concussion can become serious weeks or months down the road. If we injure our leg [...]

Brain Injury Awareness Month 2020

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month.  For the past thirty years, worldwide health conferences, non-profits, government entities, health organizations, and many other associations highlight the need for improving brain injury awareness.  The goal of increasing public education, ending stigma, advancing brain health, and promoting valuable brain injury resources for patients, families, and caregivers [...]

Pituitary Dysfunction After Traumatic Brain Injury

Why is pituitary dysfunction after a mild traumatic brain injury often overlooked or misdiagnosed? Among various health conditions associated with mild traumatic brain injuries, neuroendocrine symptoms can overlap with other coexisting complications. From post-concussion syndrome, vagus nerve dysfunction, vision problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, or chronic neuroinflammation, conflicting issues could make it difficult for doctors [...]

Brain Injury and B12 Deficiency

Micronutrient testing could reveal a deficiency in vitamin B12 or other major wellness markers essential for brain injury recovery and long-term health. Vitamin B12 deficiency is common in adults and the elderly. Yet, after a concussion or traumatic brain injury, B12 levels and many other micronutrients could plummet, worsening immune and overall cognitive health [...]

Traumatic Brain Injury Lab Tests

Cyrex Laboratories is fast becoming a front runner for traumatic brain injury lab tests, delivering much-needed testing options to doctors and their patients for the detection of common brain injury-related health problems. There are few FDA approved tests available for the early detection of traumatic brain injury. The brain injury blood tests can help [...]

Traumatic Brain Injury and Inflammation

Immediately after a traumatic brain injury, damage to brain cells and inflammation can ignite a continuous flow of destruction known as the secondary injury effect. The primary injury, identified as the initial physical insult to the brain, is likely to include a breach of the blood-brain barrier. During the secondary injury effect, slow neuronal [...]

A Single Gunshot…Living with TBI Aftermath

I was just 13 when my whole life changed forever. On December 18th, 2005 I was shot in the head at point-blank range. Not knowing if I was going to live or die. The doctors were really reluctant to pull the bullet out of my brain because of the swelling but they took a chance. [...]

Finding My Gifts after Brain Injury

Seven years have passed since the car wreck, where I sustained a mild traumatic brain injury. Through my journey, there were many times I felt I lost my way. My mild concussion didn’t feel mild to me, and I prayed many times, asking God what did He want me to do for Him? How [...]