Back In Balance Clinic is now an official Complete Concussion Management™ clinic. Concussions have been in the news quite a bit over the past few years due to their potential to have severe and long-term impacts. As a result, professional and amateur athletes around the world have begun to seek out the best and most up-to-date treatment for concussion. Back In Balance Clinic will is at the cutting-edge of concussion diagnosis, management, and rehabilitation with this collaboration by utilizing a comprehensive, multi-modal approach to concussions, based on current advances in concussion research.
What is a concussion?
Concussions often occur after a significant impact to the head or elsewhere in the body. They are common during impact sports, such has hockey or football – but can occur during any activity where there is rapid acceleration or deceleration of the head or body. Concussions cause a disruption in the how the nerves within the brain function creating a biochemical (or energy) imbalance within brain cells as well as decreased blood flow and temporary energy deficits within the brain.
If a concussion is suspected, a player should be immediately removed from play, assessed and placed on complete rest in order to recover from the energy deficit as quickly as possible. Studies have shown that whatever the activity may be, either mental or physical, it should be avoided at least for the first few days following the concussion as that could delay his or her recovery. It is best to postpone the activity as long as the athlete is still experiencing some symptoms. However, even when symptoms have disappeared, there are still metabolic changes happening in the brain that might not be apparent. This is why it is so important to get things looked at and treated promptly.