If You’re Suffering From Concussion Symptoms, Don’t Play Hurt
“San Francisco’s Chris Borland quits over safety issues” – ESPN
We’re seeing more and more concern about sports and concussion symptoms among young athletes these days. Chris Borland is only 24 years old and one of the most promising rookies in all of football. He spoke to his family about concerns about concussions after doing some research about the long term effects of repetitive head trauma. He decided to retire since he knew that to maintain his current level of play, he would have to place himself at high risk of getting more concussions.
What helped convince Chris that the risks were greater than the reward were the stories of NFL greats like Mike Webster, Dave Duerson & Ray Easterling who all suffered from mild concussions to severe symptoms of concussions. Duerson and Easterling both committed suicide. Later, it was discovered that their depression was most likely related to their chronic traumatic encephalopathy which is directly related to repetitive head trauma.
While most people here in Atlanta enjoy sports and the life lessons they teach, it’s always important to weigh the risks versus the rewards. At the Martin Clinic, we understand that blows to the head, whether big or small, can cause problems with daily functioning. Head trauma has been connected to ADHD, depression, insomnia, chronic pain and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Our staff uses a holistic approach to help you and your family understand the signs of a concussion and possible after effects. We use a clinic mix of brain mapping, functional neurology and biofeedback to help you identify ways to evaluate and eventually manage the stressors on your nervous system.
If you feel that you or a loved one is displaying the signs of a concussion, call The Martin Clinic today to set up a painless, 20 minute brain mapping procedure that can help you determine how your brain is functioning. From there, we can help you determine the right game plan.
Head Trauma Facts:
- Approximately 2 million people in the USA per year have a head injury. 25% of those people (appx 500,000) lose consciousness and then are 10 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease.
66% of head traumas occur in people under the age of 30.
- The research by Budzynski found “QEEG (brain mapping) is a reliable objective and inexpensive method to evaluate the effects of rapid acceleration/deceleration injuries to the brain.”
- A concussion happens in the US every minute of every day.
- 75% of all people in their life will have a mild concussion, and thus develop severe neuro-electrochemical loss. – Dr. Eric Braveman
Located in Duluth, we provide care for patients all around the metro Atlanta area. Don’t keep playing hurt. Let Dr. Martin help you if you’re dealing with the symptoms of a concussion.
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