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The treatment of Post Concussion Syndrome – A Fuel Delivery Approach

Patients who present with post concussive syndrome can have a multitude of symptoms that can seem unrelated. Symptoms can range widely: headaches, dizziness, tinnitus, nausea, fatigue, lightheadedness, brain fog, memory loss, speech abnormalities, chronic pain, and more. Traditionally, patients are advised to rest and take anti-inflammatory medication and allow the brain time to heal. We…
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The Extended Autonomic Nervous System: It’s All Connected

Introduction For those of you who have read our previous blog post about dysautonomia, you will be familiar with what the autonomic nervous system is and its main components. Traditionally, the autonomic nervous system(ANS) is the aspect of our nervous system that is “autonomic.” It is responsible for controlling aspects of body function that we…
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POTS vs. IST: A Detailed Look Through the Lens of Functional Neurology

Tachycardia, dizziness, fatigue, pain, shortness of breath, anxiety and more can all be symptoms of a condition called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and they can also be symptoms of a condition called Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia (IST). So, what is the difference? The diagnosis of IST is a diagnosis of exclusion, which means that other…
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Developing postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome - POTS

COVID-19 Patients Developing POTS

There is still a lot to learn about COVID-19 and the lasting impacts the virus has on individuals. One long-term effect that is quickly making headlines is the development of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).  Viruses, like COVID-19, are a common cause of POTS. Awareness of this syndrome is important so that you can recognize…
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Vertigo and Dizziness: Getting to the Root Cause

The feeling of dizziness and/or vertigo can come on suddenly and in many cases be debilitating. For many patients, the onset of symptoms can be memorable and scary. Dizziness is an umbrella term that can be hard to describe. Patients will explain it is unsteady, off balance, lightheaded, or “I just don’t feel right.” Vertigo…
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Are Thyroid Issues Causing Your Neurological Symptoms?

There is much evidence that shows our thyroid function is intricately connected to our brain function. This may be no surprise to those that suffer from a thyroid disorder because so many develop neurological symptoms as a result. After all, IT IS ALL CONNECTED! Proper thyroid function promotes neurogenesis, neuronal migration, myelination and synaptogenesis. In…
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Healing from a Concussion

What is a Concussion? We used to think that patients needed to lose consciousness to be diagnosed with a concussion. More recent studies have shown that concussions can occur without impact to the head at all, as seen in whiplash injuries. A concussion occurs when there is enough impact to the head and/or body that…
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Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Neurodevelopmental disorders are caused when the growth or development of the brain or nervous system is impaired. These disorders take many forms including ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, processing disorders, and learning disabilities. In order to understand the treatment options for neurodevelopmental disorders, it’s important to understand how they develop and what markers to…
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A Holistic Approach to Migraine Healing

What causes a migraine? The cause of migraines has been debated for centuries. Scientific research, however, has shown that migraines are caused by improper neurological function, resulting in attacks that can last from hours to days. People who suffer with migraines have a sensitive nervous system that is easily overstimulated by things such as stress,…
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Benefits

Why do I need more oxygen? Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) allows patients to utilize the most important nutrient our bodies need for daily function and healing – oxygen. Under pressure, our bodies can dissolve oxygen into the plasma of our blood in order to transport significantly more oxygen to our bodily tissues (brain, organs, muscles,…
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