Your Choice for Calgary Concussion Care
Concussions, also called Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) can have serious long-term health consequences. Contact sports, Motor Vehicle Accidents and slips and falls where you bang your head can also result in concussion. You don’t actually have to hit your head to experience concussions. Your brain is actually quite fluid and mobile inside your skull so rapid movements of your head cause your brain to move quickly and then bang up against the inside of your skull bones. This can cause bruising of the brain, similar to if you banged your shin on a coffee table. That bruising results in concussion.
How do I know if I have a Concussion?
- Headaches or neck pain that will not go away
- Difficulty remembering, concentrating or making decisions
- Slowness in thinking, speaking, acting or reading
- Getting lost or easily confused
- Feeling tired all the time, having no energy or motivation
- Mood changes (feeling angry or sad for no particular reason)
- Changes in sleep patterns (sleeping more than normal or having ahard time sleeping)
- Light-headedness, dizziness or loss of balance
- Nausea or urge to vomit
- Increased sensitivity to lights, sounds or distractions
- Blurred vision or eyes that tire easily
- Loss of sense of smell or taste
- Ringing in the ears
If you experience some or all of these symptoms, you need to take them seriously and seek medical attention. Our team has expertise in proper assessment and treatment of concussion.
Don’t forget that it may not only be your head that was injured. Recent research has attributed many ongoing concussion-like symptoms to an undiagnosed neck injury. Often the neck is injured at the same time as the head but goes undiagnosed because all the attention is focused on the brain injury. Proper assessment of the neck, including a functional assessment on the MCU, can be the difference between continuing to suffer and full recovery.
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It is the practice of a strong work ethic, continuous education, and prioritizing patient outcomes that makes the difference. Together with our knowledge, programs and expertise, our mission is to help you live a perpetual life of wellness. We are National Spine & Wellness, and we invite you to experience proven results through expert care.
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National Spine & Wellness’ 3 Step Treatment Plan
Our care involves the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders
of the muscles, bones, and joints, especially the spine. Your first visit to National
Spine & Wellness is dedicated to learning about the history of your pain and how
it impacts your daily life.
The information we gather during your initial assessment is used to create a 3-
step treatment plan.
Step One: Pain Relief
Did you know that manual therapy is one of only very few treatments science has proven to be the most effective for relieving your back and neck pain? Our team are experts at this treatment but also understand that this isn’t all you may need to get better.
They also work collaboratively with your health care team to get you out of pain and get you moving in a safe, controlled fashion.
Step Two: Rebuild Strength & Agility
Ask yourself, if you were 100% what would you be doing?
That is the question we put to you first and foremost so we can customize your treatment plan.
Once your pain begins to go away we empower you to gain the knowledge, understanding, and tools to build your resiliency to get back to the activities you love.
Step Three: Maintain & Improve
By using a wellness model customized to your specific needs, we can give you the knowledge and tools to maintain and improve your health in a wellness model. Once the problem that was causing your symptoms is corrected, we will also work with you to learn ways to prevent the pain from returning.
The goal of our care is to offer preventative maintenance for pain-free living.