Is your teen a first time driver this summer? Are you pulling your hair out? It is one of the most stressful times for a parent. New drivers are more likely to get into auto accidents. It is a great time to set up some ground rules that cannot be broken without consequences. Dr. Nelson gave these guidelines on local TV. Here are a few of the things Dr. Nelson recommends for parents to teach kids: 1. All electronic devices must be turned off 2. Do not drive when tired, stressed or distracted 3. Do not eat in the car while driving For more go to www.ConcussionPDX.com... See MoreSee Less
It is Boating Season! Yay!! We love boating. Wakeboarding, skiing, surfing, and tubing! Be Careful!! If you fall, hurt your neck or have an impact injury call us for an assessment!! 503-512-5359 ... See MoreSee Less
This just in from Pamplin Media group: "Out of the 235 public high schools in Oregon, fewer than half have at least one athletic trainer. Nearly 47,000 students, or about 28 percent of students statewide, attend schools that do not have an athletic trainer.
The analysis also shows that high schools with athletic trainers are much more likely to identify and treat concussions than schools without them".
You might have post concussion syndrome if you have any combination of these symptoms. Call today for a free screening 503-512-5359
Difficulty thinking clearly Taking longer to think, feeling slowed down Difficulty concentrating Difficulty remembering new information Physical Symptoms
Headaches, neck pain and stiffness Nausea, dizziness and/or vomiting Increased sensitivity to light and/or sound Feeling tired and/or having no energy Emotional/Mood
Being irritable, frustrated, and/or easily angered Feeling sad and/or depressed Feeling more emotional Feeling nervous, restlessness and/or anxious Sleep
Sleeping more than usual Sleeping less than usual Having trouble falling sleep Having trouble staying asleep Each person’s experience with concussion and/or whiplash is unique and may have other symptoms not listed above.
Without treatment, long term serious health concerns can develop. ... See MoreSee Less
Summer camp is here. Make sure your kids' camp know the signs of concussion. Instruct your children to report any falls or head bumps. Know the signs of concussion! www.ConcussionPDX.com Give us a call for more info and for a free screening for a limited time! #headache #neckpain #foggythinking #moodchanges ... See MoreSee Less
Summer is outdoor season, sports camp season, and recreation season. These fun active activities can lead to injury. The most under-reported and untreated injury is a head & neck and concussion injury. Call us for a free consultation. Save long term effects of untreated concussion like headaches, foggy brain, low energy and mood swings. Protect yourself and your family. ... See MoreSee Less
If you think you have ever suffered a concussion, there is treatment that will resolve symptoms like headaches, forgetfulness, dizziness or being lightheaded. Call today for a FREE CONSULT AND FREE CONCUSSION SCREENING TODAY AT 503-512-5359 when you say you SAW this in FACEBOOK!A concussion is a mild brain injury, learn the signs and symptoms at ConcussionPDX.com ... See MoreSee Less
Our latest blog asks the question: Does untreated concussions cause dementia? 🇨🇭
The NFL is funding concussion treatment and cognitive decline for their players who were untreated for head injuries.
Time to get a check up if you have ever been hit on the head. There is effective treatment even after the fact! Car accident? Sports Injury? Falls? Right Now we are offering free consultation and screening! Call 503-512-5359! Your Mind depends on it! ... See MoreSee Less
Drive safely! Big accidents happening on 15 this month! In case you are in a car accident make sure you get an exam. Untreated concussions can cause cognitive decline! Call today for a free consultation and concussion screening! 503-512-5359 ... See MoreSee Less
For summer camp make sure sports clothes, helmets and shoes fit well. Kiddos need to be well hydrated, and camp staff should know the signs and symptoms of concussion. Teach your children to report if they have had a blow to the head or neck, or fallen! ... See MoreSee Less
Chiropractic Neurologist, Dr. Lawrence Nelson talked about how to get teens to stop texting while they are driving. Click here for more information about Dr. Nelson.1. Before turning on the ignition, ...
Every year in the United States there are more than 300,000 sports-related injuries ---brain injuries. Most of which can be classified as a concussion! So with summer coming and sports camps as a popu...
Researchers have known for some time that female athletes experience higher rates of concussion than their male counterparts, and also often suffer harsher symptoms and take longer to recover.
Several explanations have been proposed including sex hormones, neck structure and cerebral blood flow, but no one really knows what is to blame.
Now, however, a study led by Douglas Smith, director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania, adds a new candidate: differences in axons—the output “wires” of neurons. ... See MoreSee Less
Each year in the United States, players of sports and recreational activities receive between 2.5 and 4 million concussions. How dangerous are all those concussions? The answer is complicated and lies in how the brain responds when something strikes it. ... See MoreSee Less
Children and adolescents are at an increased risk for challenges from repeat concussions, including the need for longer recovery times, increased severity and, in some cases, severe physical complications or death. Today, research also suggests that the long-term effects of repeat concussions may cause epilepsy, cumulative neurological and cognitive deficits, depression, suicide, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and other brain disorders. ... See MoreSee Less
When we think about chronic pain, chances are we think of an afflicted body part: an aching lower back, unbearably stiff finger joints, or a throbbing shoulder. But to effectively treat chronic pain, ...
Acupuncture is proven to reduce stress and even reverse the effects of stress. Research shows that acupuncture stimulates the release of oxytocin, a hormone that signals and regulates the parasympathetic nervous system. Acupuncture also addresses the effects of stress, like high blood pressure, elevated blood glucose levels, and insomnia. Because it returns blood flow from the extremities back to the inner organs such as the digestive and reproductive organs, you often see a huge increase in fertility and pregnancy rates. ... See MoreSee Less
A single concussion (and certainly several) can have long term effects like structural brain damage that can lead to depression and anxiety as well as chronic headaches, balance issues, and difficulties with attention or concentration. ... See MoreSee Less
Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture involves training your body to stand, walk, sit and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement or weight-bearing activities. Maintaining good posture involves training your body to move and function where the least strain is placed on the body. Good posture improves the physiologic function of your body, while improving your appearance. ... See MoreSee Less
To maintain proper posture, you need to have adequate muscle flexibility and strength, normal joint motion in the spine and other body regions, as well as efficient postural muscles that are balanced on both sides of the spine. In addition, you must recognize your postural habits at home and in the workplace and work to correct them, if necessary. ... See MoreSee Less
Are you not feeling like yourself lately? Are you forgetting things, have trouble following a conversation? Stuck in a fog? The eVox brain map helps you and your doctor find out what could be causing these symptoms. ... See MoreSee Less
Dealing with a concussion can be frustrating. I have included a video to know what to expect if you have a concussion. If your symptoms continue to worsen we suggest you make an appointment. Contact our office at (503) 512-5359 ... See MoreSee Less
There are growing amount of studies showing that Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are linked to an increased risk for dementia. A study found that older adults with a prior history of Traumatic Brain Injury had a 2.3 times a great risk of developing Alzheimer's than people their age with no history. If you have a history of TBI and would like to reduce your chance of developing dementia, we recommend calling our office to schedule an appointment to use our new technology the eVox system. The eVox system is able to diagnose areas of the brain that have been damaged because of TBI and then we are able to treat these areas of concern. ... See MoreSee Less
The most common cause of traumatic brain injuries are from car accidents, falls, sports injuries. The best prevention to avoid TBI in a car accident is by always wearing your seat belt while the car is moving, and never driving under the influence. Holding onto the railing while going up and down the stairs will help reduce your risk of falling. Wearing a helmet while playing a full on contact sport will help reduce your risk of suffering from TBI. ... See MoreSee Less
"I am recovering from the effects of a concussion. What can I do to help with my recovery?"
In many cases of uncomplicated concussion, rest, restriction from play, and the passage of time go a long way towards full recovery. In some cases, however, various associated problems following a concussion may serve to prolong the effects of a concussion if they are not detected and treated properly. These include difficulties with chronic pain, sleep disruption, emotional problems, and personal habits that become a problem only after a concussion. ... See MoreSee Less
Do concussions always involve a loss of consciousness?
No. A concussion typically involves at least a change or alteration of consciousness of some sort, but an actual loss of consciousness is not required for the diagnosis of concussion. Often times, an athlete may be unsure of whether a loss of consciousness has occurred during a contact incident. ... See MoreSee Less
Learning the symptoms of a concussion can help save a life. If you notice two or more of these symptoms call 911 immediately or go straight to the Emergency room. Symptoms of a dangerous collection of blood include:
-One pupil larger than the other.
-Drowsiness or inability to wake up.
-A headache that gets worse and does not go away.
-Slurred speech, weakness, numbness, or decreased coordination.
-Repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures (shaking or twitching).
-Unusual behavior, increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.
-Loss of consciousness (passed out/knocked out). Even a brief loss of consciousness should be taken seriously. ... See MoreSee Less
Accidents happen everyday. If you have been injured in a car accident, take care of yourself by placing yourself in safe hands. We have the proper equipment and trained staff to get you feeling better in no time. Call (503) 512-5359 to schedule your appointment today! ... See MoreSee Less
Whiplash is caused by the rapid back and forth motion that occurs in the classic rear-end collision, in some sports, and during slip and falls. The initial symptoms associated with whiplash often incl...
A report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety stated that drivers who only slept five or six hours in a 24-hour period were twice as likely to crash compared to drivers who get seven hours of sleep or more. Last year, a total of 35,092 people died in auto accidents in the U.S, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Studies find that 1 in 3 people do not get enough sleep on a regular basis. Setting a sleep schedule and sticking to it and sleeping at least seven hours can help reduce your chances of getting into a car accident and you will feel better. ... See MoreSee Less