Concussions: A Must-Listen Podcast If You Or A Loved One Have Ever Had A Head Injury.

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One of the worst injuries of my life was a mountain bike crash when I was 13 years old. One moment I was bombing down the driveway with a big smile on my face (but no helmet on my head) and three hours later I woke up at the hospital.

I've always wondered if I was tested the right way when I was at the hospital, and if everything was done that should have been done when it came to optimizing the healing of my head damage and shutting down brain inflammation as quickly as possible.

I've also always wondered whether kids who get concussions might be getting missed diagnoses, improper treatments or lasting cognitive damage, and if there are ways to keep kids and sporting adults from getting concussions in the first place…

So in today's episode, I get Concussion Health Certified Provider, Certified Sports Chiropractic, ART Certified Provider
and ImPACT Certified Provider Dr. Kelly Ryder on the show, and we discuss:

-What a concussion really is…

-The different types of concussions, cerebral vs. vestibular cochlear concussions, and the kind of concussion that is often missed and not diagnosed…

-What the ImPACT test is…

-Why improper exams and the wrong imaging techniques are so often used in concussions…

-The one test you must ensure is done on you or your kids if you want to make sure you're being treated properly…

-Which alternative treatments really work for concussion healing, from hyperbaric therapy to neurofeedback to balance therapy and eye therapy…

-How a diet should be set up to reduce brain inflammation…

-How to decrease your risk of getting a concussion in the first place…

Resources we discuss in this episode:

Dr. Kelly Ryder's website

The Muse app for training the brain

Amen Clinics for SPECT scans

Glutathione for brain inflammation

Fish oil for brain inflammation

Jack Kruse's article on concussion and inflammation

Do you have questions, comments or feedback about how to heal from a concussion, and natural remedies for concussions? Leave your thoughts below!

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5 thoughts on “Concussions: A Must-Listen Podcast If You Or A Loved One Have Ever Had A Head Injury.

  1. craig castanet says:

    My music gave me a concussion.

  2. Steve Johnson says:

    ConsumerLabs says that Oral Glutathione is destroyed before it can do anything beneficial. They recommend taking supplements that have shown to increase Glutathione levels (like Lipoic acid). Can someone address this issue?

  3. LWadeC says:

    I hit a deer at 65 MPH and have been diagnosed with PCS (Post Concussion Syndrome) and have over the last year and 8 months discovered most of this information and am actively doing Vision Therapy, Neurofeedback therapy (HPN – High Performance Neurofeedback) and taking ALL sorts of supplements including the ones mentioned. I can verify that these have really helped. It's slow going but it also took about a year to figure all of this out. Balance and Vestibular Therapies and speech and cognitive therapies did NOT help me, but visual vistibular therapy IS helping. It's an important distinction. The HPN has made the most difference and is also assisting the other therapies to work more effectively and faster. I'm looking forward to exploring the other items you mentioned. Thank you for putting this information out there. Psycho and Occupational therapies have also helped with coping and compensatory skills. I wish I had seen this in July of 2013 but glad to have had my O/T point it out to me now. Keep up the good work.

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